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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Former Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzling From Drilling and Blasting Company

TULSA, Okla.—A former office manager with Dykon Explosive Demolition Company pleaded guilty today to embezzling from the Tulsa-based precision drilling and blasting contractor who estimated their total losses to be $884,890.08, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. of the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Monica Lynn Miller, 49, of Tulsa, was responsible for employee payroll and paying vendors. She was charged by an information on March 17, 2016. Sentencing is scheduled on July 27, 2016.

According to the plea agreement, Miller admitted that, from 2009 to March 2015, she devised a scheme to defraud Dykon Explosive Demolition Company. She admitted to using a company credit card for personal benefit, sent unauthorized wire transfers to her personal bank account, and falsified company bank statements and “QuickBook” entries to hide her fraudulent theft. Furthermore, Miller admitted that in March 2014, she fraudulently wired $3,450 from the company’s bank account to her personal bank account.

The maximum statutory penalty is 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. In addition, Miller faces a criminal forfeiture money judgment representing proceeds obtained as a result of her wire fraud scheme.

The case is being investigated by the Tulsa Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Trent Shores and Catherine Depew are prosecuting the case.

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated April 19, 2016