Elkhart woman sentenced for wire fraud, ID theft, ordered to repay $584K

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- An Elkhart woman has been sentenced to 84 months in prison and ordered to pay $584,506.22 in restitution for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to US Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Kimberly McGuire was sentenced to 84 months in prison and will serve one year of supervised released.

Court documents show between November 2012 and April 2017, McGuire access the payroll system of her former employer and logged unworked work hours under the names of more than 140 former employees and had the wages direct deposited into bank accounts she or one of her associates controlled.

She also admitted to obtaining payroll checks for the unworked hours and forging the signatures of the former employees on the checks, then depositing the money into accounts controlled by her or one of her associates.

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