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Shelby County Woman Charged with Stealing from HOAs and Employer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Federal prosecutors have charged a Shelby County woman for wire fraud for embezzling from her employer and the homeowners’ associations they managed, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.

A one-count information filed this week in U.S. District Court charges Aimee Louise Statham, 47, of Chelsea, with embezzling from her employer, Rouland Management Services (RMS), and the homeowners’ associations that RMS managed.  In conjunction with the charge, the government also filed a plea agreement with Statham. She must appear before a judge to enter a guilty plea.

According to the information, between January 2018 and August 2021, while employed as the bookkeeper by RMS, Statham made unauthorized transfers of funds from an RMS bank account and various homeowners’ associations bank accounts to her personal account.  Statham used the unauthorized funds received for personal expenses.

The maximum penalty for wire fraud is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

FBI investigated the case, with assistance from the Pelham Police Department and the United States Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Rummage is prosecuting the case.

An information contains only charges.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Updated March 7, 2022