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Rice County woman sentenced for cattle fraud
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WICHITA — A Rice County woman has been sentenced to two years federal probation in connection with a cattle fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Friday. In addition, she was ordered to pay $80,487 in restitution.
Carrie L. Frederick, 37, Sterling, pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud. In her plea, she admitted she embezzled money while she worked for Sellers Farms Inc., a livestock feeding operation in Lyons. She caused money to be sent from Sellers Farms’ accounts to Golden Belt Feeders Inc., of St. John to pay debts she owed from trading cattle when she worked for Golden Belt. Three transactions involved a total of more than $211,000 in embezzled funds.
Grissom commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.