Saturday, July 21, 2012

Madison Woman Charged with Wire Fraud for Embezzling Funds from Employer

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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