Planned Parenthood Staffer Heads to Prison for Check Forging Scheme
by Steven Ertelt | Buffalo, NY | LifeNews.com | 11/22/13 11:34 AM
A New York-based staffer for the Planned Parenthood abortion business who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from the abortion giant via forged checks is now headed to prison.
The Erie County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted Melissa Kwoka, who admitted to forging checks from Planned Parenthood of Western New York to herself and her husband. The DA’s Office says Kwoka has three previous convictions for theft offenses and pleaded guilty to stealing $102,7333 between August 2012 and March 2013.
She pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny in connection to this case and was facing a maximum prison term of five to 15 years behind bars when sentenced in November. According to the Buffalo News, “Now she heads to the Erie County Correctional Facility to serve a six-month jail term that Michalski imposed Thursday for second-degree grand larceny in the Planned Parenthood theft.”
“After her release from jail, she will serve five years probation. She was also ordered to make full restitution,” the report continues. “She plans to pay back the $102,733, DeMatteo said. She is looking for a job to make that possible.”
“The judge ordered her to make monthly payments for 10 years of $647.78 to Planned Parenthood to cover $77,733 of the stolen amount. The judge also ordered $208.33 monthly payments to M&T Bank, where the checks were drawn, to cover $25,000 the bank paid Planned Parenthood for failing to catch a portion of the thefts,” it said. “The judge warned her that if she fails to make the monthly payments, he can resentence her to a maximum prison term of 15 years. He also ordered her to get a job and perform 50 hours of community service.”
It’s no surprise that a Planned Parenthood accountant would have a history of theft given that the abortion business has been found to have defrauded taxpayers and the federal government.
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