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LI doctor’s office manager who stole $230K released from jail to serve probation

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A Woodbury woman has been sentenced to probation – after spending the past 60 days in jail – after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $231,000 she admitted to pocketing from a Manhasset medical practice where she worked as an office manager, Nassau prosecutors said Friday.

Hillary Hudesman, 55, will be on probation for the next five years and has repaid the money she stole from the office after pleading guilty to a felony charge of second-degree grand larceny, the DA’s office said.

Prosecutors said she took her boss for $230,919.32 from January 2008 to February 2012 by cutting checks to pay for personal expenses without her employer’s permission. Authorities said she spent the cash at department stores, supermarkets, nail salons, pharmacies and at a dry cleaner. Her boss eventually got wind of the alleged theft and called the DA’s office, which arrested her last year.

“This defendant abused her employer’s trust every single time she swiped her credit card to pay for personal items using company funds,” Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.