St. Peters resident Pamela Hoernschemeyer was sentenced on Dec. 27 on fraud charges.
Hoernschemeyer, 46, was sentenced to 37 months in prison, 5 years supervised release and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $135,727.95. She was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $300.00 for bank fraud. Hoernschemeyer pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Carol E. Jackson in September.
According to court documents, Hoernschemeyer on multiple occasions submitted fraudulent check request forms to SSM requesting that SSM issue a refund check to a purported patient. The patients never existed—all of the purported patients were variations of Hoernschemeyer’s own name, as well as variations of both her husband and daughter’s names.
Because of the fraudulent requests, SSM issued checks to Hoernschemeyer's aliases. Court documents report Hoernschemeyer deposited the checks into several different personal accounts. Through her fraudulent conduct, she obtained in excess of $100,000 which she used for personal purchases and spending.
Following her indictment, Hoernschemeyer submitted false and forged documents to the Court, falsely representing that her current employer was aware of the pending bank fraud charges as required by the Court’s bond conditions.