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Man admits embezzling from West Virginia hospital

November 12, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia hospital worker has pleaded guilty to embezzling funds from his employer.

Sixty-two-year-old Kevin L. Durst of Point Pleasant pleaded guilty in federal court in Huntington last week to embezzling more than $45,000 from Pleasant Valley Hospital in 2016.

Prosecutors say Durst was a financial analyst at the hospital who admitted using hospital bank accounts to write checks to himself and make federal tax payments for his family’s private cemetery.

Durst faces up to 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced on Feb. 19. He’s also agreed to pay restitution.

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