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Shady Point Woman Pleads Guilty to Misapplication of Financial Institution Funds

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 15, 2009
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma (918) 684-5100

MUSKOGEE, OK—Sheldon J. Sperling, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JENNIFER MICHELLE TACKETT, aka, JENNIFER M. MILLIGAN, age 30, of Shady Point, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Misapplication of Financial Institution Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 656.

Charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. TACKETT was indicted in September 2009.

The Indictment alleged that from on or about January 2005 to June 2005, TACKETT, an employee of the Community State Bank in Spiro, Oklahoma, embezzled $13,000.00.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The defendant remains on bond pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 30 years’ imprisonment and/or up to $1,000,000.00 in fines. A preliminary calculation of the Sentencing Guidelines, projects an advisory sentencing range of six-12 months’ imprisonment.

Assistant United States Attorney Gay Guthrie represented the United States.