KELLY MULLER CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT OF HEALTH CARE FUNDS
KELLY MULLER, age 42, a resident of Covington, Louisiana, was charged in a one-count bill of information filed today for embezzlement of health care funds, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.
According to the Bill of Information, MULLER was employed as a bookkeeper and office manager at a dentist’s office in Metairie, Louisiana. From January 1, 2008 until December 31, 2010, MULLER used her position to embezzled approximately $189,588 of health care benefit plan funds by adding unauthorized pay to her paycheck and making personal and unauthorized credit card purchases which proceeds belonged to the medical practice.
If convicted, MULLER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a $250,0000 fine, restitution in the amount of $189,588.00, three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.
U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente reiterated that the Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorneys Julia K. Evans and Patrice Harris Sullivan.
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