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Oneida County woman admits to $1.8M fraud scheme

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In Sauquoit, New York, 56-year-old Carol Evans pleaded guilty to executing a wire fraud scheme that siphoned $1.8 million from her employer, Sullivan Contracting, Inc. The announcement came from United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and FBI’s Albany Field Office Special Agent in Charge Craig L. Tremaroli.

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Evans, during her employment, manipulated vendor invoices to inflate charges, leading Sullivan Contracting to unknowingly issue checks based on these doctored amounts. Evans would then deposit these checks into her personal bank account, sometimes paying the vendors their original due and at other times, pocketing the full amount. This fraudulent activity amounted to Evans unlawfully depositing approximately $1.8 million.

Scheduled for June 26, 2024, Evans’s sentencing could result in up to 20 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release, as determined by United States District Judge David N. Hurd. The case, under FBI investigation, showcases the severity of wire fraud consequences and the law’s stringent measures against financial crimes.