Former Tennessee health system CEO indicted for theft

An investigation by the comptrollers workplace led to the indictment of Candie Starr, who was terminated as CEO of Lincoln Health System in August 2019. Ms. Starr was indicted in June, the comptrollers workplace didnt release its examination report or announce the indictment until Nov. 3. The examination was released after the health system reported to the comptrollers office a possible deceptive payment..

The former CEO of Fayetteville, Tenn.-based Lincoln Health System has actually been indicted for theft, the Tennessee Comptrollers Office announced Nov. 3..

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Ms. Starr was worked with by the health system in July 2017. In April 2019, she stole at least $17,000 of health system funds by submitting false documents and declaring moving expenses, according to the comptrollers workplace.

When challenged by health system authorities about the incorrect files, Ms. Starr apparently apologized and stated she had never done anything like that prior to. Her work with the health system was terminated in August of in 2015, and she has since paid back the system $17,000, according to the comptrollers workplace..

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