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Former Midland Bookkeeper Sentenced to Federal Prison for Embezzlement and Tax Evasion Scheme

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

In Midland yesterday, a federal judge sentenced a former bookkeeper to 60 months in federal prison for stealing over $2 Million from a local businessman announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie, Jr., El Paso Division; and, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge William Cotter.


In addition to the prison term, United States District Judge Robert A. Junell ordered that 52–year-old Kimberley Dale Boyce of Midland to pay $2,039,014.53 restitution and be placed on supervised release for a period of three years after completing her prison term.


On August 10, 2017, a jury found Boyce guilty of three counts of mail fraud; three counts of wire fraud; three counts of engaging in monetary transactions with criminally derived funds; and, three counts of tax evasion. 


Evidence presented at trial revealed that over a two-year period beginning in February 2012, Boyce implemented a scheme involving mailed documentation and wire transfers to syphon money from a Midland County business owner’s bank accounts and place it into bank accounts which she controlled.  Boyce also failed to accurately report to the Internal Revenue Service her actual taxable income—totaling more than $2.5 million--for tax years 2012, 2013, and 2014.


Following the verdict, Judge Junell remanded the defendant into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


This case was investigated by the FBI and IRS-Criminal Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorneys William F. Lewis, Jr., and Daniel Castillo prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

Updated November 17, 2017

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