Former Hospital CEO Guilty 18 Sep 12

The former CEO of the Redwood Area Hospital pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor theft on Monday in Redwood County Court. James Schulte was accused of “double-dipping” on travel expenses on several occasions the past 2 years by being reimbursed by both the city and a private company he was also working for. Charges were filed against him this past May. A jail sentence for Schulte will be stayed, allowing him to avoid spending time behind bars for the crimes, and he will be ordered to pay approximately $2,800 in restitution. The Redwood Falls City Council voted to terminate Schulte as hospital CEO in early August.