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Seminole Woman Sentenced To Five Months, $92,000 Restitution For Federal Program Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that AMBERLEE J. McKINNEY, age 33, of Seminole, Oklahoma was sentenced to 5 months imprisonment, followed by 5 months of home detention and 3 years of supervised release for committing Federal Program Theft, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 666. The defendant was also ordered to pay $92,095.14 in restitution.

The charges arose from an investigation by Department of Justice Office of Inspector General. MCKINNEY pled guilty in June, 2013.

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 Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

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