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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Mexico, Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty to Credit Card Fraud

St. Louis, MO – Robyn Smith, 55, of Mexico, MO, pleaded guilty this morning to Credit Card fraud in connection with her embezzlement of more than $150,000 from the Mexico law firm at which she worked from 2011 to 2016.


Smith admitted stealing cash receipts and making unauthorized charges for her own benefit on the firm’s credit cards and using firm money to pay the bills.  Smith appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. today in St. Louis.  Judge Limbaugh accepted her plea and set sentencing for April 4, 2018.


At sentencing, Smith faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.  Restitution for the victim is also mandatory.


The case was investigated by the Kirksville office of the FBI with assistance from the Audrain County Prosecutor’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Albus is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Financial Fraud
Updated January 3, 2018