On June 12, 2015, NCHIMA filed a civil lawsuit in the Mecklenburg County Superior Court (15 CVS 11094) against Mr. Floyd Kevan Weaver, alleging embezzlement of NCHIMA funds while he served as Treasurer for the association, among other claims. Mr. Weaver has thirty days to file an Answer to NCHIMA’s lawsuit. If he fails to file an Answer, NCHIMA will move the Court for an entry of default and default judgment against Weaver, and NCHIMA will be seeking a civil judgment in excess of $350,000. Once a judgment is likely entered, NCHIMA will file the necessary paperwork to execute on the judgment (which is based on an individual’s own collectible assets). If Weaver has no property or insufficient funds to satisfy the judgment, the judgment will continue for 10 years against Weaver, and can be renewed.
Furthermore, there is a separate, criminal investigation into Mr. Weaver, which upon information and belief, is related to the allegations complained of in NCHIMA’s civil lawsuit described above. Members of the Governance Team are cooperating fully with the federal investigators. The NCHIMA Governance Team has worked diligently over the last 2 years to rebuild our finances and implement stronger financial safeguards, including separation of duty, to ensure this does not happen in the future. These steps will ensure transparency and further protect the membership. We provided a detailed financial update at the 2015 Annual Meeting in April which will be provided to the membership annually. NCHIMA takes pride in its members and upholds and adheres to the AHIMA code of ethics, the cornerstone of our profession. Please contact Jolene Jarrell or Valerie Dobson if you have questions.