A judge in the Virgin Islands tightened the bail requirements for Rodney Miller, who is accused of enriching himself with hospital funds while he was CEO of 123-bed Schneider Regional Medical Center, a public hospital on the island of St. Thomas.
Miller, who faces charges that include embezzlement and grand larceny, now must check in with the probation office every day rather than weekly and get permission from the office before traveling, Judge Michael Dunston ruled.
Prosecutors sought to have Millers bail revoked because they believed he wasnt living at the Florida address that he gave the court as his residence, Virgin Islands Justice Department spokeswoman Sara Lezama said. At a hearing Wednesday, he testified that he was maintaining the Florida home but that he often traveled to South Carolina to visit his wife and children, Lezama said.
In February, Miller, 36, was convicted of making a fraudulent claim on his application for failing to disclose a bad-conduct discharge from the Navy on his job application, and a sentencing hearing is set for May 5.
Also charged for alleged roles in conspiracies to misappropriate funds from the hospital are Peter Najawicz, former chief financial officer; Amos Carty, former chief operating officer; and June Adams, former chair of the hospitals governing board. Miller and his co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to the charges.