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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Shelbyville Woman for Wire Fraud

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

Louisville, KY – A federal grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky returned an indictment on September 6, 2023, charging a Shelbyville woman with seven counts of wire fraud.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and Special Agent in Charge Robert Holman of the United States Secret Service Louisville Field Office made the announcement.

According to the indictment, between December 2019 and September 2021, Amy Hall, 37, as the Accounting Controller for a local design and construction company, stole more than $260,000 from her employer. She used access to the company’s credit card and bank account granted to her by virtue of her position as accountant to devise and execute a scheme to steal the company’s funds for her own use and benefit and for the use and benefit of others.  

Hall made her initial court appearance on September 8, 2023, before a U.S. Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, Hall faces a maximum sentence of 140 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.

United States Secret Service is investigating the case. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicole Elver 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 September 11, 2023