Former business manager for a Brookside physician’s office is sentenced to prison for fraud

04/16/2014 9:07 PM

04/16/2014 9:07 PM

A former business manager for a Brookside physician’s office was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison after embezzling more than $170,000 from her employer.

Eileen Kisner, 57, of Kansas City, was the business manager at Brookside Family Medicine from 2002 to 2010.

As part of her sentencing by U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs, she was ordered to pay $170,232 in restitution. Kisner is not eligible for parole.

Kisner pleaded guilty last November to mail fraud. She used her employer’s credit cards for her personal use over eight years, according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of Missouri. Kisner created fraudulent ledger entries to provide to the company’s accountant to avoid detection of the embezzlement, legal investigators said.

The physician, Darren Killen, was forced to declare bankruptcy and sell Brookside Family Medicine as a result of the fraud, investigators said. Shortly after Kisner was fired, she went to Europe for about three years before returning to the United States. She was arrested in February 2013.

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