OIG Investigative Reports, Beckley Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement and Filing a False Tax Return Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigative Report UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Southern District of West Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2006 United States Attorney Charles T. MillerMedia Contact Tracy D. Chapman US Attorney's Office 300 Virginia Street, East Charleston, WV 25301 1-800-659-8729 Tracy.Chapman@usdoj.gov Beckley Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement and Filing a False Tax Return Deborah Mitchell, age 58, of Harper Road, Beckley, West Virginia, pled guilty before United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston to a two-count information charging her with embezzling $1.3 million from RESA I from 1999 to 2006 and to filing a false income tax return during tax year 2005. Mitchell, the former Executive Secretary and Financial Manager, admitted to embezzling the money from RESA 1 by having checks issued to individuals and companies who were not legitimate RESA vendors. Mitchell admitted to receiving the checks issued to the individuals and depositing the checks into her own bank account and her daughter's. Mitchell further admitted to sending large amounts of RESA I money to her credit card company and to her daughter’s companies in Columbia, Kentucky. The case was investigated by the Beckley Police Department, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Service, the United States Department of Education-Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. At her sentencing scheduled for September 5, 2006, Mitchell faces 13 years imprisonment, a fine of $500,000 and an order of restitution in the amount of $1,313,091.22. Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 09/11/2006 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
Beckley Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement and Filing a False Tax Return. Charleston, WV, May 23, 2006
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2006-05-23.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.