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Herkimer County Woman Sentenced to 37 Months for Stealing From her Former Employer

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

UTICA, NEW YORK – Carol Evans, age 56, of West Winfield, New York, was sentenced yesterday to serve 37 months in federal prison for wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Craig L. Tremaroli, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of her earlier guilty plea, Evans admitted that, while she was employed at Sullivan Contracting, Inc., she doctored invoices from vendors to reflect inflated charges. Unaware that the invoices were altered, Sullivan Contracting, Inc. then issued checks for the amount due in the doctored invoices and gave the checks to Evans to pay the invoices.  Evans thereafter deposited the checks into her own bank account. Altogether, Evans admitted to depositing approximately $1,800,000 in checks into her personal bank account from Sullivan Contracting, Inc. Though she used some of that money to pay vendors in furtherance of her scheme, she profited nearly $500,000.

United States District Judge David N. Hurd further sentenced Evans to a three-year term of supervised release to begin after Evans serves her term of imprisonment and imposed a restitution order and forfeiture judgment in the amount of $498,690.01.  

FBI investigated the case and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Tuck prosecuted the case.

Updated July 7, 2024

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