Madison Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling
Amy M. Shelby, 38, of Madison, Illinois, pled guilty in federal district court to wire fraud, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Shelby was indicted by a grand jury in July, 2012. Shelby faces up to twenty years in prison when she is sentenced, currently set for January 25, 2013.
The charges to which Shelby pled guilty state that from 2006, through May, 2010, Shelby engaged in a scheme to defraud Oakmont Mini-Storage in Granite City, Illinois, while she was the manager, by using a corporate credit card without authorization and using the corporate operating account to make payments on her personal credit card. The total loss is in excess of $100,000.
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.