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Butler detective fired amid investigation into former Butler Health System exec

September 7, 2018

A detective with the Butler County District Attorney’s office was fired this month amid a federal investigation involving the detective and his wife, according to District Attorney Rich Goldinger.

Scott Roskovski had worked in the office for about 20 years, Goldinger said Monday.

Roskovski had been off on leave since April 1.

The firing came after a meeting this month with an Internal Revenue Service investigator and a United States Postal Service inspector, Goldinger said.

“Based on information they had given me ... I thought that it was appropriate that I end his employment with the county,” he said.

Goldinger would not elaborate on the investigation.

Roskovski made about $60,000. His wife, Stephanie, was chief operating officer at Butler Health System, Goldinger said.

Officials at Butler Health System said they have turned information about possible fraud over to state and federal investigators. A spokeswoman with the U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh declined to comment.

“In mid-2017, Butler Health System discovered evidence of a fraud committed by a single individual against the hospital,” a spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. “The evidence suggested the hospital’s former COO had been misappropriating administrative funds.”

The statement did not identify Stephanie Roskovski as the former COO. She was named COO in 2012, according to a news release at the time. She began working at Butler Memorial Hospital in 1994 and joined the administrative team in 2002, the release stated.

The alleged fraud didn’t involve patient cash, insurance co-pays or accounts, medical building, insurance fraud or the health system’s foundation, according to the health system statement. Several new officials have been appointed and financial safeguards improved.

Phone numbers listed for Scott and Stephanie Roskovski were not in service.

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