Wake County woman sentenced to prison for embezzling from law office
Posted August 5, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A former board member of Hospice of Wake County was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison Friday after she pleaded guilty to felony embezzlement charges.
Susan Rouse was sentenced to 131 to 179 months in prison on charges that she embezzled more than $1 million over a seven-year period from Nicholls & Crampton, P.A., the Raleigh law firm where she worked as a law office administrator.
Authorities say much of the money was recovered, however, $237,331.69 in restitution remains outstanding.
Rouse was a longtime member of the Hospice of Wake County who resigned after she was charged last year in connection with the embezzlement at her law firm.