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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 20, 2013

Rice County Woman Sentenced For Cattle Fraud

WICHITA, KAN. B A Rice County woman has been sentenced to two years federal probation in connection with a cattle fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. In addition, she was ordered to pay $80,487 in restitution.

Carrie L. Frederick, 37, Sterling, Kan., pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud. In her plea, she admitted she embezzled money while she worked for Sellers Farms, Inc., a livestock feeding operation in Lyons, Kan. She caused money to be sent from Sellers Farms’ accounts to Golden Belt Feeders, Inc., of St. John, Kan., to pay debts she owed from trading cattle when she worked for Golden Belt. Three transactions involved a total of more than $211,000 in embezzled funds.

Grissom commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.