A bond arraignment hearing has been set for Teri Dawn Miller, 38, Neosho, former administrator at the Spring Hill Assisted Living Center, for March 7, 2018 in Newton County Circuit court, Judge Gregory Stremel presiding.

A bond arraignment hearing has been set for Teri Dawn Miller, 38, Neosho, former administrator at the Spring Hill Assisted Living Center, for March 7, 2018 in Newton County Circuit court, Judge Gregory Stremel presiding.
Miller has been charged with felony stealing more than $25,000 and was arrested last week after she turned herself into the Newton County Sheriff's Department after a warrant for her arrest was issued.
Miller is accused of stealing approximately $31,000 that she wrote to herself between June 5 and Dec. 1, 2017.
Miller fell under suspicion when an auditor of SpringHill's books found several checks that Miller had written to herself without the approval of a second employee as required by company policy. The auditor could not find that the money was owed to Miller for any type of service, according to the affidavit.
The alleged embezzlement was discovered during an audit of the facility's books. Both the amount of the checks Miller wrote to herself as well as the fact she did not seek a second signature, as required by company policy led to the subsequent investigation.The matter was reported to the Newton County Sheriff's Department on December 12 and an investigation was initiated that led to the dismissal of Miller from her position with SpringHill and the issuance of a warrant for her arrest. The warrant carried at $10,000 bond. After the warrant had been issued, Miller turned herself into the sheriff's office.According to Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings, the investigation took a few weeks because bank records had to be subpoenaed. Jennings said the investigation showed that a significant amount of the money had been spent by Miller at casinos.
The Spring Hill Assisted Living Facility, an Americare company is located at 1105 Village Road in Neosho. They provide assisted living care for senior citizens, offered assisted living in a community style setting, studio apartments, and one bedroom apartments. In 2017 Spring Hill received an Excellence in Action Award from NRC Health, recognition given annually to facilities that meet a high standard of excellence.