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Former Syringa General Hospital Foundation director sentenced

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho (KMVT-TV) – Laurie A. Rockwell, former Executive Director of the Syringa General Hospital Foundation, was sentenced Thursday for grand theft and computer crime, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Second District Judge Jeff J. Brudie sentenced Rockwell to a prison term of 2 to 14 years. The court suspended the prison sentence and ordered Rockwell to serve 6 months in the county jail. Judge Brudie also ordered Rockwell to pay $114,792 in restitution to reimburse the hospital foundation and pay investigative costs.

Rockwell, 50, pleaded guilty on May 29, 2012, to one count of grand theft and one count of a computer crime. Both crimes are felonies. By pleading guilty, Rockwell admitted that between January 1, 2008 and January 31, 2011, she took more than $1,000 from the Syringa General Hospital Foundation Events bank account with the intent of keeping it for herself. Rockwell also admitted that between September 2009 and January 2011, she knowingly used the hospital’s computer system to transfer money into her personal bank accounts.


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