Skip to main content
Press Release

Oneida County Woman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Carol Evans, age 56, of Sauquoit, New York, pled guilty today to multiple counts of wire fraud. 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) announced.

As part of her 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.  Instead, Evans deposited the checks into her own bank account. Thereafter, Evans paid the vendors the amount due in the unaltered invoices or kept the entire payment herself. Altogether, Evans admitted to depositing approximately $1,800,000 in checks into her personal bank account from Sullivan Contracting, Inc.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 26, 2024, before United States District Judge David N. Hurd.  Evans faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of three years. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

The FBI is investigating the case and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Tuck is prosecuting the case.

Updated March 7, 2024

Financial Fraud