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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Arkansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

North Little Rock Woman Guilty Of Wire Fraud

Pocketed over $900,000 in Payroll Scheme

Little Rock Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced today that Regina Paff, 53, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, pled guilty to an Information charging her with one count of wire fraud in a hearing held before U.S. District Judge James M. Moody, Jr. The charges relate to a scheme to defraud her former employer, AGL Corporation.

Paff was employed by AGL Corporation in Jacksonville, Arkansas, and as part of her duties, she prepared their payroll. She devised a scheme to take money from the company by paying herself additional paychecks, issuing herself reimbursement checks to which she was not entitled, and paying herself commission checks. To do this, she created false payroll entries. Through her scheme, between October 2008 and September 2012, Paff received approximately $991,640.32 in money she was not entitled to and caused a total intended loss to the company of $1,166,157.55.

At the conclusion of her hearing, Paff was taken into federal custody. A sentencing hearing will be set by the court at a later date. Paff faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

This investigation was conducted by Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Jana Harris is representing the United States.

Updated July 14, 2015