SOUTH BEND – Kimberly McGuire, age 49, of Elkhart, Indiana, was sentenced by the Honorable Robert L. Miller, Jr., Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division, for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
McGuire was sentenced to 84 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release and ordered to pay $584,506.22 in restitution.
According to documents filed in this case, starting in November of 2012 and continuing through April 2017, McGuire accessed the payroll system of her former employer and logged in unworked work hours under the names of more than 140 former employees. McGuire admitted to causing the wages for these unworked hours of former employees to be direct deposited into bank accounts controlled by her or her associates. She also admitted to obtaining payroll checks for the unworked hours, forging the signatures of the former employees on these checks, and depositing the checks into bank accounts controlled by her or her associates.
This case was investigated by the FBI and was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Luke N. Reilander.