Federal authorities indicted a Kansas couple last week on charges of stealing more than $1.5 million from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA), a faith-based assisted living provider in Kansas and Missouri.
Augusta, Kan. husband and wife Brent A. Shryock, 43, and Lori A. Shryock, 50, are charged with four counts of mail fraud stemming from alleged crimes that occurred while Brent was employed as information systems director for PMMA.
In his position, Shryock was in charge of all computers, telephones, video information and electronic equipment, include the purchase of new or replacement equipment for PMMA’s Aberdeen and Ashfield facilities, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Kansas.
Charges allege both defendants created four fictitious companies to submit fraudulent invoices to the Aberdeen and Ashfield facilities—LGR Technology, Innovative Software Solutions, DT Solutions and Microtech Solutions. The indictment alleges that the initials in the first company stood for “Let’s Get Rich.”
If convicted, the Shryocks face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.
PMMA could not be reached for comment as of press time.
Written by Jason Oliva