NM woman sentenced for embezzlement, fraud

Posted at: 01/08/2013 8:17 PM
Updated at: 01/08/2013 8:21 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Los Lunas woman has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for embezzling money from Presbyterian Healthcare Services and an employee goodwill program.

Prosecutors say a federal judge handed down the sentence to 35-year-old Jolene Calderon on Tuesday. She was also ordered to pay $86,000 in restitution.

Calderon was indicted last February on 82 counts of bank fraud and five counts of embezzlement. She ended up pleading guilty to two counts as part of a plea agreement.

Prosecutors say Calderon worked as an analyst in Presbyterian Health Plan's financial department and served as the treasurer of the Presbyterian Employees Goodwill Group.

She was accused of diverting funds from the goodwill group's bank account to her own accounts over a 20-month period and using funds from the health care program to replenish the group's account.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)