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. Now, she’s been sentenced to 1-3 years in prison:
A former Planned Parenthood accountant has been sentenced to up to three years in prison for embezzlement, the Buffalo News reports.
In 2013, Melissa Kwoka was convicted of stealing $102,733 from Planned Parenthood of Western New York by forging checks to herself and her husband. She will also have to reimburse Planned Parenthood at a rate of $647.78 monthly, as well as $208.33 per month to M&T Bank, from which the fake checks were drawn.
The paper notes that Kwoka’s crime was actually the largest in a history of theft, including three convictions from before her employment with the abortion giant and stealing over five hundred dollars from a friend’s bank account while on bail after her embezzlement conviction.
She had initially been sentenced to just six months in prison and another four and a half years of probation. This latest sentencing of one to three years comes on top of her original guilty plea to grand larceny in the second degree.
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.
The Planned Parenthood abortion business must repay $1.4 million dollars in Texas after it was found to have participated in a massive Medicaid fraud scheme.
Last year, a former employee of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast has filed a whistleblower’s complaint with the Attorney General of Texas and the U.S. Department of Justice. The PPGC employee alleges that the abortion business engaged in an elaborate Medicaid fraud scheme.