Paris, Illinois, women plead guilty to mail fraud while with transit district
Two Paris, Illinois, women have plead guilty to mail fraud in the U.S District Court for the Central District of the United States, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
Ashley Miller and Kami Miller, who are related, had been employed by the East Central Illinois Mass Transit District (ECIMTD).
According to the ECW, Ashley Miller was charged on Feb. 27, 2017, and recently plead guilty to one count of mail fraud after using a credit card registered to the ECIMTD for personal expenses. She was sentenced to three years of probation and eight months home confinement. She is not allowed to open a credit line or incur debts above $250 without the approval of the U.S. Probation Office. She must also pay $51,141.58 in restitution and $100 in court costs.
Kami Miller was charged with one count of mail fraud for actions between 2009 and 2012. She also plead guilty in late August but had not been sentenced.
According to the ECW, the federal charging document for Kami Miller says she also used a credit card in the transit district's name, used grant funds to pay personal bills, and hid retirement fund payments from the transit district that she was not entitled to.