Hopefully, the sixth time will be the charm for convicted Barton County Memorial Hospital embezzler Kimberly Schlup.
After weather forced a Dec. 1 payment hearing to be postponed, another one has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 5 in Cedar County Circuit Court in Stockton.
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.
She entered an Alford plea, meaning she does not admit to the theft, but acknowledges there would be enough evidence to convict her.