Former Butler detective, hospital executive charged with more than $1M in fraud |

Former Butler detective, hospital executive charged with more than $1M in fraud

Megan Guza
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Stephanie J. Roskovski, the former COO of Butler Memorial Hospital, and her husband, Scott A. Roskovski, a former detective with the Butler County District Attorney’s Office, both face federal charges of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering in a 37-count federal indictment unsealed Friday, April 19, 2019.

A former Butler Memorial Hospital executive and her husband, a former detective with the Butler County District Attorney’s Office, spent years doctoring expense reports and receipts in order to bilk more than $1 million dollars from the health system, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday.

Stephanie J. Roskovski and Scott A. Roskovski both face federal charges of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering in the 37-count indictment.

The indictment was a culmination of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI.

Scott Roskovski, 50, was fired from his job in the District Attorney’s Office in August. He’d been on leave for four months at that point. District Attorney Rich Goldinger said at the time he fired the 20-year employee after a meeting with investigators from the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Postal Service.

Stephanie Roskovski, 48, began work at Butler Memorial Hospital in 1994, rising to the position of chief operating officer in 2012. She managed hospital and physician operations and worked with other managers on strategic planning. She was fired in August 2017.

Her position included a corporate credit card in her name, according to the indictment. In addition, employees who made work-related purchases with personal funds could submit receipts for reimbursement.

The couple used Stephanie Roskovski’s corporate card for $1.3 million worth of personal expenses, including family vacations, furniture, concert tickets and expenses related to a motocross business they purchased in 2015 for $1.2 million, according to the indictment. Investigators allege that to pass off the purchases, Stephanie Roskovski doctored or created fake receipts to make them appear to be work-related, including adding handwritten notes purporting the money went to things like “conference,” “physician recruitment,” and “welcome gifts.”

She also turned in false receipts seeking reimbursement for supposed personal funds she used for work expenses, according to the indictment. The indictment alleged that Stephanie Roskovski would alter paperwork, increasing the amount and adding fake receipts after her supervisor signed off on her expense requests.

The reimbursement checks were deposited into the couple’s joint checking account, according to the indictment. That money went toward things such as payments toward the couple’s personal American Express cards.

Two fraud charges against the pair are related to alleged false information they included on two loan applications in March and July 2018. They allegedly listed Stephanie Roskovski’s income on both applications as $275,000 even though she’d been fired from the hospital by that point.

The loans both were approved for a total of about $1.2 million.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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