A previous office manager for a Greensburg chiropractor was sentenced Monday to house arrest and probation for the theft of more than $60,000 to spend for casino adventures and other expenses.
Cynthia Bisignani-Hill, 47, of Greensburg pleaded guilty in October to 2 felony counts of theft and charges of receiving taken residential or commercial property and forgery in connection with claims that, from June to November 2018, she wrote herself 23 talk to funds that were to be utilized to pay office expenses. In doing so, she created her employer' name on the checks, police said.
According to court records, Bisignani-Hill initially informed authorities she was permitted to write checks to herself as a bonus offer to maintain her as the office manager for Edge Spine and Joint Medical Center on South Main Street in Greensburg. Chiropractic physician Carl Edge declared he did not approve any bonus offers, police said.
Detectives stated Bisignani-Hill later on conceded she utilized the cash to spend for trips to the casino, individual bills and other costs.
After Bisignani-Hill's sentencing hearing Monday, Edge stated that she worked as his office manager for more than nine years.
“It's a sad circumstance and a failure in humanity and I'm pleased it's over,” Edge stated. “I feel this criminal activity is one where there is no real penalty.”
Defense attorney Tim Andrews argued against a potential jail sentence and said Bisignani-Hill now works for another regional chiropractic practitioner who knows her criminal record.
Westmoreland County Judge Tim Krieger sentenced Bisignani-Hill to serve six months on house arrest as part of a three-year probation term. The judge also ordered her pay back Edge and his company an overall of $62,500.
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