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A Kentucky Man Admits to Defrauding the Massac Co. EMA

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A western Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to one count of Wire Fraud and seven counts of Mail Fraud in a scheme to defraud the Massac County Emergency Management Agency.

As the agency's assistant director and I-T manager for the Massac County Board of Commissioners, Christopher Thompson of Kevil, Kentucky admitted to using official business accounts to pay for personal expenditures and admitted to opening up business lines of credit without authority for personal use.

As part of the plea, Thompson will forfeit items fraudulently purchased and over $52,000.

Thompson’s sentencing is scheduled for February.

Each count of Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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