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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Marshall County Woman for Wire Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Paducah, KY – A federal grand jury in Paducah returned an indictment today charging a Marshall County woman with six counts of wire fraud.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Special Agent in Charge Michael E. Stansbury of the FBI Louisville Field Office, and Sheriff Matt Hilbrecht of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement.

According to the indictment, from May 2020 to May 2023, Amanda S. Robertson, 33, used her position as a bookkeeper to unlawfully obtain funds and services totaling over $1,000,000 from her employer’s account. By accessing the company’s bank accounts, she scheduled unauthorized electronic payments and issued company checks to pay her personal expenses.

Robertson will make her initial appearance at a future date before a U.S. Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, Robertson faces a maximum sentence of 120 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. 

There is no parole in the federal system.   

This case is being investigated by the FBI and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Raymond McGee, of the U.S. Attorney’s Paducah Branch Office, is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated February 13, 2024