BUTLER (AP) — The former chief operating officer of a Pennsylvania hospital system and her ex-detective husband were charged with a $1.3 million embezzlement scheme that funded vacations, paid for concert tickets and underwrote operation of a 72-acre motocross racetrack, authorities said Friday.
Stephanie and Scott Roskovski, of Butler, were indictedby a federal grand jury for fraud and embezzlement from Butler Memorial Hospital, as well as money laundering.
The indictment alleges a key part of the scheme was fraudulent use of Stephanie Roskovski’s corporate credit card, as well as the purchase of gift cards from retail businesses.
The couple, the jurors charged, used fraudulently obtained money to pay for hair and beauty treatments, home furnishings, housekeeping, gifts, their son’s debts and mortgage bills and to withdraw cash and transfer money to investment and savings accounts.
The couple in 2015 purchased Switchback MX LLC, a motocross track in Butler, for $1.2 million, the indictment said. Federal prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of the business, along with the couple’s home, vehicles and cash.
Stephanie Roskovski, 48, was terminated as chief operating officer of Butler Healthcare Providers in 2017.
Scott Roskovski, 50, who spent two decades as an investigator for the Butler County district attorney’s office – including work on fraud and financial crimes – was fired last year.
Calls to lawyers who represented them during a court appearance on Friday were made.
They were released on $100,000 bond, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
A judge ordered that any guns in their home be removed and that they surrender their passports.