No plea yet in Valley View Hospital embezzlement case |

No plea yet in Valley View Hospital embezzlement case

John Colson
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Lisa Mack, a former Valley View Hospital employee accused of theft, once again saw her case continued Tuesday.

She has yet to file a plea of either guilty or not guilty, according to the court clerk’s office.

Mack, 43, has been living in Texas while free on a $100,000 bond, following her arrest on Nov. 28, 2011, on charges that she stole approximately $226,000 from the hospital and from another employee.

She was scheduled for a hearing Tuesday on the charges, but the hearing was continued at the request of defense attorney Bill Schubert.

Mack’s case has come up for hearings in the Ninth Judicial District Court a total of six times since her arrest. Mack has traveled from Texas to Glenwood Springs for some of those hearings, but not all of them.

A Feb. 14 arraignment, the point at which the accused often plead either guilty or not guilty to the charges facing them, was continued at the request of her attorney.

At the time, Schubert told Judge James Boyd that he needed more time to wade through the large volume of evidence accumulated in the case.

Two subsequent arraignment hearings, scheduled for April 10 and May 8, also were continued at the Schubert’s request.

Mack is due in court again on June 12.

A former employee in the hospital’s finance department, Mack is charged with stealing approximately $226,000 from the hospital and from her daughter-in-law, Donna Michelle Sandel. Mack allegedly hired Sandel to also work in the finance department, according to documents on file with the court.

Schubert has previously said his client denies the allegations against her.

Schubert did not respond on Tuesday to calls from the Post Independent requesting comment for this story.

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