Former Maytag employee sentenced on mail fraud charges

Former Maytag employee sentenced on mail fraud charges
 
Date April 19, 2006
Section(s) Local News
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DES MOINES (AP) — A former Maytag Corp. employee was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on a charge of mail fraud after mailing herself checks written on company accounts.

Lisa Michelle Pope, 38, of Knoxville, was sentenced Friday, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker.

Pope, who goes by Shelly Pope, must also pay $41,000 in restitution.

Pope entered a plea agreement with prosecutors on Nov. 3.

She was employed by Maytag‘s legal department in Newton and used her position to write three checks in February and March 2004, Whitaker’s statement said.

The checks, which totaled about $103,000, were deposited into her bank accounts in Pella and Newton and used in part for personal purchases, court documents said.

Maytag recovered about $62,000 from Pope’s bank accounts after the fraud was discovered, Whitaker’s statement said.

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