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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 17, 2014

Former Chickasaw Country Club Clerk Indicted For Fraud

Memphis, TN – Sue M. Winfrey, age 58, of Memphis, TN, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, announced Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

The seven count indictment alleges that beginning in 2003 and continuing until August 2013, Winfrey, a former payroll clerk at Chickasaw Country Club, submitted fraudulent payroll data to Chickasaw’s payroll processor, Paychex of New York. The indictment alleges that as a result of the submission of the fraudulent payroll data, Winfrey unlawfully received approximately $736,000.00 which was deposited electronically into bank accounts she maintained at Bank of America.

Winfrey has been charged with seven counts of wire fraud. If convicted she faces up to 20 years in prison on each count and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

This investigation was conducted by the United States Secret Service. This case is being prosecuted for the government by Assistant United States Attorney Carroll L. Andre III.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 19, 2015