Will also pay over $200,000 in restitution

A Lewes woman has been sentenced for embezzling from her employer, Beebe Healthcare.

Beebe notified the Lewes Police Department of the potential embezzlement in April, after an internal audit. Following a police investigation, on May 3, 49-year-old revenue cycle director Hope Abram was fired and subsequently arrested. It was determined she had stolen about $150,000 from the company.

According to the Delaware Department of Justice, between February and May 2017, Abram requested refund checks for fictitious persons at made-up addresses from her employer. When the checks were returned, she deposited them into her own account. 

Abrams pleaded guilty to theft greater than $100,000 and was immediately sentenced to 25 years, suspended after serving two years in prison and followed by home confinement. She must also pay $201,451 in restitution and has forfeited three automobiles and three motorcycles purchased with the illicit funds. 

Deputy Attorneys General Stephen McDonald and Michelle Whalen of the Consumer Protection Unit prosecuted the case. Detective Jonathon Moyer of the Lewes Police Department was chief investigating officer.