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Case Number: 1:21-cr-00001
Judge: Holly A. Brady
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (Allen County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Fort Wayne, Indiana criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud.
Katina Miller, age 50, was the Trustee of Bearcreek Township, located in Jay County, Bryant Indiana between January 2015 and December 2018. As the Trustee, Miller was responsible for the financial processes of the Township. Miller violated her fiduciary responsibility to the citizens of Bearcreek Township by converting public money for her own personal benefit. The investigation revealed Miller had embezzled $86,755.39 by using Bearcreek Township bank accounts to make cash withdrawals and purchases for personal and unauthorized transactions.
This case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Indiana State Board of Accounts. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith.
18:1343 - WIRE FRAUD AND FORFEITURE
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment; 2 years supervised release; to pay $100.00 special assessment; to pay restitution in the amount of $86,755.39; and forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $86,755.39