Woman accused of misusing hospital funds in Greenwood

Kelly Boatwright
Kelly Boatwright

GREENWOOD, SC (WSPA) – Greenwood Police say they have charged a woman who is accused of misusing Self Regional Healthcare funds.

Kelly Boatwright, 50, of Hunting Road, Greenwood, was arrested and charged with Breach of Trust Greater than $10,000.

Police say Self Regional Healthcare leaders contacted investigators on Aug. 25 about a former employee who had embezzled money.

The hospital told police the fired Boatwright when they discovered she had used hospital money to purchase personal things.

Investigators say a forensic audit showed Boatwright had misappropriated more than $15,000 for vacations, wedding expenses, rent, and other personal obligations.

Police say she admitted to some of the charges, but stated that she could not be sure about some of the claims.

The hospital released the following statement:

Kelly Boatwright, a former team member at Self Regional Healthcare, was terminated on August 1, 2017, after an internal investigation revealed that she used a hospital credit card for personal purchases in excess of $10,000, which she has admitted to doing. Hospital officials reported their findings to the Greenwood Police Department, who have since arrested Mrs. Boatwright and charged her with breach of trust.

Conduct of this kind is unacceptable and contrary to everything we value at Self Regional. All team members are expected to conduct themselves according to our compliance standards, ethics, laws, rules and policies, and violations like this will not be tolerated.