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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ninnekah Woman To Serve 24 Months In Prison And Pay Over $227,000 In Restitution For Embezzlement From Employer

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Pamela D. Mills, 53, of Ninnekah, Oklahoma, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Court Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange to serve 24 months in federal prison for embezzlement from her employer, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. In addition, Mills was ordered to pay $227,015.07 in restitution to her former employer.

According to court records, Mills was employed by Gerald Welding Fabrication and Construction Company for approximately six years and was responsible for handling the accounts payable and receivable. Although she was not authorize to sign the company checks, Mills prepared checks for payment of the company bills, including the payment of credit card bills. From December of 2008 through August of 2012, Mills prepared checks for her manager to sign which included checks to Capitol One for the payment of her personal credit card statements.

On July 29, 2013, Mills pled guilty to a one-count Information charging her with operating a mail fraud scheme. Mills was ordered to report to federal prison to begin serving her sentence on February 18, 2014.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kerry A. Kelly.