Jury Finds Former Midland Bookkeeper Guilty of Embezzlement and Tax Evasion Scheme
In Midland today, a federal jury convicted a former bookkeeper on federal charges in connection with a scheme to steal 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.
Jurors found 52–year-old Kimberley Dale Boyce of Midland 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 today’s verdict, United States District Judge Robert A. Junell remanded the defendant into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. Boyce faces up to 20 years imprisonment for each wire and mail fraud count; up to ten years imprisonment for each money laundering count; and up to five years imprisonment for each tax evasion count. Sentencing is scheduled for 9:00am on October 11, 2017, before Judge Junell in Midland.
This case was investigated by the FBI and IRS-Criminal Investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys William F. Lewis, Jr., and Daniel Castillo are prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government.