A former worker on the Iowa Metropolis Space Improvement Group was sentenced Friday by the U.S. District Courtroom in Davenport to serve 27 months in jail on wire fraud costs.
Sheri Lynn Jelinek, 48, of North Liberty was accused of creating greater than $460,000 in private or improper purchases on ICAD bank cards for a number of years, based on a U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace launch. She pleaded responsible to seven counts of wire fraud.
Jelinek labored at ICAD from 2003 till January 2017. In accordance with the discharge, workers discovered in regards to the bank card purchases after she left the job. The Iowa Auditor’s Workplace and the Iowa Division of Felony Investigation investigated the case.
As a part of the sentencing, Jelinek was ordered to pay full restitution to ICAD and its insurance coverage firm, based on the discharge.
She may also must pay $700 to the Crime Victims’ Fund and serve three years of supervised launch after finishing her jail sentence.
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Jelinek was given permission to self-report to a chosen Federal Bureau of Prisons facility following her sentencing listening to.
An investigative report from Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand reveals she made private purchases and undocumented purchases between Dec. 12, 2003, and March 14, 2017. With accounts beneath her or her husband’s title, the bank card was used to buy gadgets and providers from Amazon, Allstate Insurance coverage and the Linn County Rural Electrical Cooperative, amongst different distributors.
The report alleged she bought credit to lunch accounts at Iowa Metropolis colleges and acquired gadgets corresponding to a vinyl sticker of Charlie Brown’s pet beagle Snoopy.
The auditor additionally discovered the quantity she charged elevated yearly.
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