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Woman pleads guilty to stealing $672K

Staff Report
Published March 26, 2012

Robin Newman Maner, 43, of Blythewood, pleaded guilty to stealing $672,433.65 from her employer, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Friday.

Maner also used the names Robin N. Rogers and Robin R. Utsey. She admitted to using two credit cards for unauthorized purchases between June 2004 and July 2009.

Maner was employed by a group of medical doctors in Columbia as a bookkeeper.

In this capacity, she made it appear that money was being used for legitimate purposes, while in reality it was being used by Maner for personal extravagances, such as taking cruises, buying jewelry, electronics and furniture, and paying for cosmetic surgery, Nettles said.

Maner was convicted of federal charges of wire fraud and faces up to 30 years in prison.

Her plea was accepted by U.S. District Court Judge Cameron Currie, who will sentence Maner at a later date.

The case was investigated by agents of the U.S. Secret Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan Williams of the Charleston office is prosecuting the case.