08 - 15 - 2013 Former housing community manager sentenced for stealing
SCRANTON, Pa. â The former business manager of a northeastern Pennsylvania housing community will serve a combination of jail time and house arrest for stealing nearly $45,000 from the agency. Forty-five-year-old Robin Anne Hess has been sentenced to five years on intermediate punishment, a probation program that will also include three months in jail, three more on work release, and three more on house arrest. She was sentenced Tuesday in Lackawanna County, where she had previously pleaded guilty to stealing the money from Thornhurst Country Club Estates, a North Pocono homeowners' community. Authorities say Hess spent the money on herself, including paying a personal bankruptcy attorney. They say she stole $3,700 using a credit card opened in the group's name, pocketed more than $3,000 by forging checks, and gave herself more than $36,000 in unauthorized pay raises.