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Former healthcare center employee accused of using resident account to buy herself clothes

Sandra Campbell (Source: Vinelink) Sandra Campbell (Source: Vinelink)
DEXTER, MO (KFVS) -

A former healthcare center bookkeeper in Dexter, Missouri is accused of taking nearly $3,000 from the resident trust account.

Sandra D. Campbell, 48, is facing the felony charge of stealing over $500.

According to the probable cause statement, on July 17 the Stoddard County Sheriff's Office was contacted in connection with an employee theft at Crowley Ridge Healthcare Center, located on N. Outer Road in Dexter.

A detective met with the director of operations, Jo Noe, and administrator, Joyce Henry.

Noe said she found evidence that former bookkeeper, Sandy Campbell, was allegedly using money from the resident trust account to buy clothes for herself.

Noe said she was able to track about $2,210.63 that was improperly used from the trust account.

She said Campbell was hired in 2012 and quit on July 10, 2015.

According to the probable cause, Noe said she began looking into the account when the business received two deliveries on July 14 addressed to residents and Campbell.

Noe said the boxes contained clothing items that were the wrong size and gender.

She said an investigation began and the resident trust account transaction history was looked at between 2014 and 2015.

Upon review of the account transactions, Noe said they noticed that vendors not normally used to buy resident's clothing and personal items were listed on the transactions. She said she reviewed all the receipts and conducted an inventory.

Noe said she went online and printed photographs of the items allegedly bought by Campbell. She said the social services director and activity director normally helped with shopping orders being marked and delivered.

When shown the photographs of the clothing items allegedly bought by Campbell, Noe said they recognized them as previously worn by Campbell in the past several months.

Noe said she also conducted interviewed department managers that worked closely with Campbell. She said several of the clothing items allegedly bought by Campbell from the resident trust account were also identified as being worn by Campbell.

According to Noe, Campbell allegedly had a Facebook account under the name "Susan Montigo." Campbell was allegedly selling a pair of shoes ordered out of the resident trust account on this Facebook account.

Noe identified about eight victims in the investigation and game the dollar amount Campbell allegedly used in each clothing purchase.

Detectives say none of the clothing items were found in a search of the victims' rooms. They say it was also noted that none of the residents' sizes matched the orders allegedly made by Campbell.

According to Noe, in each transaction the item or items were paid via check from Crowley Ridge Healthcare Center. Campbell allegedly signed each of the checks.

Noe said Crowley Ridge has reimbursed the resident trust account.

She said residents are required to sign a resident trust disbursement request; however, if unable to sign, the legal representatives are required to sign.

According to the probable cause statement, detectives contacted Campbell regarding the allegations and she declined to make a statement.

Campbell bonded out of jail on Monday, Oct. 6.

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