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A former nurse at a Batavia hospice, twice found guilty of stealing from her employer, is sentenced to five years’ probation.

In a 3 1/2 page written statement read in Genesee County Court today, former Bergen resident Michele Case said that it actually the managers at HomeCare & Hospice who made up the scheme for insurance money.

Case was convicted of stealing $14,000 from her employer though fabricated time cards and mileage logs.

She appealed the original decision, only to have a second jury find her guilty of third-degree grand larceny.

District Attorney Lawrence Friedman asked the judge for prison time because she still views herself as a victim. Judge Robert Noonan, though, said he does not see her as a threat to recommit the crime.

Because of time served, it’s unlikely Case will serve anymore jail time unless she breaks the terms of her probation.

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