Friday, June 5, 2009

Former Georgia Housing Authority Official Pleads Guilty To $130K Embezzlement

Kristi Kirkus Wilson, 44, of Conyers, Georgia, pleaded guilty last week to embezzling some $130,000 in federal funds from the Conyers Housing Authority, where she had been employed as its executive director. Wilson admitted to misusing the agency's credit cards for personal expenses, including vacations, meals, home improvements, including a barn, fencing and a waterslide, decorations and parties. The thefts occurred between 2000 and 2007, according to prosecutors. Prosecutors also alleged that Wilson's husband, Ronnie Paul Wilson, 43, a former Lease Enforcement Officer for the agency, was also involved in the theft and misuse of public funds. She faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the DOJ's announcement of their indictment here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

any idea on the sentence ,I have tried to find to no avail