A woman from Montpelier has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Clifford Johnson’s office announced Thursday. Katina Miller was accused of embezzling nearly $90,000 in public money for her own personal use.
Miller, 50, was a Bearcreek Township trustee in Jay County between January 2015 and December 2018 and was responsible for the township’s financials, according to Johnson’s office.
She was accused of taking $86,755.39 in public funds by using Bearcreek Township bank accounts to make cash withdrawals for unauthorized personal transactions.
U.S. District Court Judge Holly Brady sentenced Miller to 21 months in prison, which will be followed by two years of supervised released. She was also ordered to pay the full amount taken in restitution.
The sentenced was handed down in the Fort Wayne division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.