Kodiak Woman Sentenced for Wire Fraud
|U.S. Attorney’s Office January 09, 2013|
ANCHORAGE—U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a Kodiak woman was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for two counts of wire fraud. This is the first of five defendants to be sentenced for her role in a scheme to embezzle almost $500,000 from Trident Seafoods.
Jamie Fathke, 29, of Kodiak, Alaska, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline to four months in prison for her role in embezzling $30,000 from Trident Seafoods.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Aunnie Steward, who presented the case, between 2008 and 2010, the lead defendant Isairis Wolfe is alleged to have used her position as the bookkeeper for Trident Seafoods in Kodiak to write Trident checks to four of her personal associates; co-defendants Anne Wilson, Jeremy Smith, Valerie Olivares, and Jamie Fathke totaling almost $500,000. Specifically, Fathke worked with Wolfe to cash three fraudulent Trident checks drafted by Wolfe totaling $30,000 in March 2009. Wolfe and Fathke shared the proceeds of the fraudulent checks.
Defendant Anne Wilson has pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud for her role in working with Wolfe to embezzle almost $300,000 from Trident Seafoods. Wilson is scheduled to be sentenced on March 20, 2013. Smith, Olivares, and Wolfe are scheduled for trial on March 18, 2013.
Ms. Loeffler commends the FBI for the investigation of this case.