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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

St. Louis Woman Sentenced on Fraud Charges

St. Louis, MO – Carol J. Dotson was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment on wire fraud charges.  She was also ordered to pay restitution in excess of $2,043,248 million dollars. 

According to court documents, from July 2003 to February 2017, Doston embezzled more than $2 million dollars from a commercial real estate property management company in Olivette, Missouri where she was the office administrator.  Dotson wrote multiple checks to herself, withdrew large sums of cash to spend on elder care for her mother, mortgage payments, home renovations, home cleaning services, law services and shopping at local stores.

Dotson, 71, St. Louis, pled guilty in March to one felony count of wire fraud.  She appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Richard Webber.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Olivette Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Dianna Collins is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Financial Fraud
Updated July 17, 2018