Crime & Courts

Probation given in $1.2 million theft from Presbyterian Manors


An earlier version of this story misstated the sentence for Brent Shryock. He was ordered to serve three years in prison.

A federal judge on Monday granted probation for a Butler County woman who stole more than $1.2 million from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.

U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said Lori A. Shryock, 51, of Augusta, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud connected to the thefts from the Wichita-based company. She will be on federal probation for five years. Her husband, 45-year-old Brent A. Shryock, was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the thefts, Beall said.

Beall said Brent Shryock was an information systems director for Presbyterian Manors and was responsible for computers, telephones, video information and electronics, including new purchases and replacements. He created four fake companies — Innovative Software Solutions and LGR Technologies were two of them — and had payments mailed to post office boxes that had been opened by his wife.

The Shryocks retrieved the mail from the post office boxes and deposited the checks into their personal accounts, resulting in the losses, Beall said.

Presbyterian Manors owns assisted living centers in Kansas and Missouri.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker