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Former Mayor of Plum Springs, Kentucky Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

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

Bowling Green, KY – Today, Shedrick Johnson of Bowling Green plead guilty to an information filed by the United States Attorney on January 2, 2024, charging him with wire fraud.  

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and Special Agent in Charge Michael E. Stansbury of the FBI Louisville Field Office made the announcement.

According to the information, Shedrick Johnson, 45, was charged with devising a wire fraud scheme beginning on March 23, 2020, and continuing to November 30, 2022, in which he exceeded his authorized access by withdrawing funds belonging to Plum Springs, which is in Warren County, and utilizing for his personal benefit and conducting unauthorized transactions with the Plum Springs debit card with the total amount of loss being approximately $38,168.96. 

On January 18, 2024, Johnson made an initial court appearance before a U.S. District Court Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, and he entered a guilty plea in which the parties agree to recommend 5 years of probation. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Sentencing is set for April 25, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. 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 Bowling Green Post of Duty Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Madison Sewell, of the U.S. Attorney’s Bowling Green Branch Office, is prosecuting this case.


Updated January 18, 2024