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Former Assistant Director at Nicholasville Day Care Pleads Guilty to Fraud

September 4, 2013

LEXINGTON, KY - A former employee at a child day care center in Nicholasville, KY., admitted defrauding the company out of thousands of dollars.

On Tuesday, Pamela Sandlin, 55, pleaded guilty to a fraud charge in front of U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell.

Sandlin admitted that, over the course of several years, she fraudulently took thousands of dollars while working as the Assistant Director at the Kids Connection Learning Center (KCLC), a company that annually receives more than $10,000 in federal program funding.

According to her plea agreement, Sandlin was responsible for collecting money from parents, making bank deposits, and documenting financial transactions for KCLC. Court documents also established that Sandlin altered company records to conceal the fraud.

Judge Caldwell has scheduled an evidentiary hearing on December 11 to determine how much money Sandlin took from KCLC. Sandlin will be sentenced during this hearing as well.

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Perrye Turner, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, jointly announced the plea today.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Taylor represents the U.S. Attorney’s office in this case.

Sandlin faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. However, the Court must consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statues before imposing a sentence.

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