Seminole Woman Pleads Guilty To $90,000 Federal Program Theft
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that AMBERLEE J. McKINNEY, age 33, of Seminole, Oklahoma, pled guilty to an Information charging her with Federal Program Theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 666.
The charges arose from an investigation by Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General.
The Information alleged that from in or about February, 2010 to in or about August 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, AMBERLEE J. McKINNEY, being an employee of the Family Resource Center of Seminole, Oklahoma, said organization receiving each year benefits in excess of $10,000 from the United States, embezzled, stole, and intentionally misapplied property worth $90,486.14 which was under the care, custody and control of such organization, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 666.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea, and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Upon its completion, sentencing will be scheduled. The defendant was released on a personal recognizance bond pending sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Roberts represented the United States.