Wetumpka Woman, Stephanie Hafley Sentenced To Prison For Embezzling Money From A Doctor’s Office And Falsifying Her Tax Returns
Montgomery, AL (STL.News) On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Stephanie Hafley, also known as Stephanie A. Rooney, 53, from Wetumpka, Alabama, was sentenced to 22 months in prison for embezzling nearly $400,000.00 from her employer and failing to pay taxes, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Sandra J. Stewart. In addition to her prison sentence, Hafley was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and to pay $393,134.02 restitution to the victim, and $108,610.00 to the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). There is no parole in the federal system.
According to court records and statements made in open court, from at least 2012 through 2016, Hafley was the office manager of Medical Care Associates (MCA) in Prattville, Alabama where she was in charge of handling the company’s finances. These duties included paying the office’s bills, making bank deposits of revenue generated by MCA, making entries to the general ledger, preparing the business payroll ledger and making the payment of employment taxes to the Alabama Department of Revenue and the IRS. In 2015, another individual associated with MCA noticed suspicious activity in some of the office’s financial statements.