CARROLL COUNTY (WIFR) -- Two former employees of Milledgeville Community Credit Union have pled guilty in separate federal cases to embezzling money from the business.
53-year-old and former Wysox Township treasurer Kimberly Kent pled guilty today. 37-year-old Kelsey Selman pled guilty on January 28.
According to Kent's written plea agreement, she embezzled approximately $219,600 from Milledgeville Community Credit Union from October 2005 through February 2012. She was the manager at the time. In her agreement, Kent says she created fake loans using the names of family members as well as false certificates of deposit. She was elected treasurer of Wysox Township in 2009. In August 2010, Kent admitted she used funds from the township's account at the credit union to cover her embezzlement. She used the money for personal use. The deposits of the credit union were insured by the National Credit Union Administration Board.
In Selman's written plea agreement, she admitted to embezzling about $100,975.74 from the same credit union from 2007 to February 2012. She worked as a teller during that time. According to the plea agreement, Selman says she used the credit union's computer system to apply credits to her personal account that did not have a corresponding deposit. That means the credit union's records falsely reflected that Selman's cash drawer increased by an amount to offset the deposit into her account. Selman additionally used the money embezzled for personal purposes.
Kent and Selman each face a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, a term of supervised release of up to five years afterward and a fine of up to $1 million. Each defendant has repaid the credit union for the full amount of the loss. Kent's sentencing is scheduled for June 2 at 2:30 p.m. Selman is set for her sentencing May 7 at 2:30 p.m.
A copy of the indictment can be found at http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/pr/rockford/2014/index.html.