The weather could play a role in whether a payment review hearing for convicted Barton County Memorial Hospital embezzler Kim Schlup, set for 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in Cedar County Circuit Court, takes place.
If it is postponed for weather or for any other reason, it will mark the fifth time the hearing has had to be rescheduled.
Ms. Schlup, who has to repay the hospital $100,085, asked for previous hearings, set for Sept. 1, Sept. 28, Oct. 2, and Oct. 27, to be delayed. So far, no payment review hearings have been held, according to court records. Ms. Schlup, 42, the former finance director for the hospital helped herself to the money between 1999 and 2003. She was sentenced to four years in prison, placed on probation, but served 120 days of shock time.