Claremore Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement and Theft from Indian Tribal Organization
MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that LANA CAROLE KELLEY, age 38, of Claremore, Oklahoma, pled guilty to EMBEZZLEMENT AND THEFT FROM INDIAN TRIBAL ORGANIZATION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1163.
Charges arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in March, 2015.
The Indictment alleged that between on or about March 10, 2010 and on or about May 21, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, LANA CAROLE KELLEY, did embezzle, steal, knowingly and willfully convert to her own use or the use of another and willfully misapply in excess of $1,000.00 of moneys, funds and credits which was then intrusted to the custody and care of an employee of Choctaw Nation Healthcare, an Indian tribal organization.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered a presentence report to be completed.
Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.