A couple of Butler County residents have received federal prison time for their role in embezzling over $1 million from Butler Health System.
A federal judge sentenced former BHS chief operating officer Stephanie Roskovski to 51 months in prison. Her husband and former Butler County Detective Scott Roskovski was sentenced to a total of 30 months.
The pair pled guilty in May 2020 to mail fraud and false tax returns, which all stemmed from the defrauding the health system out of an estimated $1.3 million. The amount of restitution the Roskovskis will have to pay has not yet been determined but their plea deal will allow them to keep their home and business.
“Stephanie Roskovski took advantage of her trusted position as the second in command at Butler Health System to steal over $1.3 million from the hospital…to fund an extravagant lifestyle,” Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen Kaufman said.
Scott had attempted to switch his plea to not guilty over the past couple of months after entering a guilty plea last year but the judge handling the case rejected that request.
According to court documents, Stephanie was the Chief Operating Officer at BHS from 2011 to 2017, and during that time used corporate credit cards to make personal purchases she disguised as business expenses, submitted false reimbursement requests, and also used gift cards that she said were used for focus groups or physician recruitment.