Amy M. Shelby, age 38, of Madison, Illinois, was indicted by a grand jury and charged with two counts of wire fraud, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. The offenses each carry a statutory maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
The indictment alleges that Amy M. Shelby, from 2006 through May 2010,
engaged in a scheme to defraud Oakmont Mini-Storage in Granite City, Illinois,
while she was the manager. The Indictment alleges that she used a corporate
credit card without authorization and used the corporate operating account to
make payments on her personal credit card.
An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a
defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge and is entitled to a fair trial
at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal
Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S.
Attorney Norman R. Smith.
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