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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Oshkosh Woman Charged with Embezzlement

United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on February 14, 2017, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Melisa A. Beyer (age: 37) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The first count charges that between January 2007 and May 2014, she embezzled funds from the Oshkosh Central Credit Union (OCCU), in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 657. The second count charges Beyer with making a false statement in the reports of OCCU in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1006. More specifically, in March 2014, Beyer falsely reported on OCCU records that the vault money count was in excess of $2,000,000 when in truth, as Beyer well knew, this over-stated the amount of money located in the vault by approximately $1.6 million.

 

If convicted of the embezzlement charge, Beyer faces a maximum of 30 years’ in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three year’s supervised release. If convicted of the false statement charge, Beyer faces a maximum of 30 years’ in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

 

Beyer appeared before the Honorable James Sickel, Magistrate Court Judge, on February 15th and was released pending her final pre-trial hearing scheduled for April 12th at 1:30 p.m. before Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach. A trial date has been set for April 24th.

 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Roach.

 

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

 

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For Additional Information Contact:

Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig 414-297-1700

Updated February 21, 2017