Sterling woman accused of stealing more than $200,000
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A central Kansas woman faces federal charges of stealing more than $211,000 from a Lyons livestock feeder to pay off losses from her own cattle business.
The U.S. attorney's office charged 37-year-old Carrie L. Frederick of Sterling on Friday with three counts of wire fraud.
The government says Frederick owed Golden Belt Feeders near St. John more than $150,000. The debt stems from losses in cattle transactions she financed while serving on Golden Belt's board.
Prosecutors allege that after Frederick began working in 2007 at Sellers Farms' feeding operation in Lyons, she sent fraudulent faxes to banks for money transfers to cover personal expenses and repay her former employer.
Frederick's lawyer did not return a call Friday. A phone number for her could not be found.
Frederick was summoned to appear in court Jan. 4.