U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma
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December 11, 2014

Former Insurance Company Employee to Serve Two Years in Prison and Pay More Than $168,000 in Restitution for Forging Checks and Filing False Tax Return

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—CARLA JO MIRES, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Joe Heaton to serve 24 months in federal prison for embezzling money from her employer by forging checks and for filing a false tax return, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. Mires was also ordered to pay $168,386.89 in restitution to the IRS and the victims of her embezzlement scheme.

Mires worked for Union Mutual Insurance Company in the accounting office. She was charged with forging a check from Union Mutual that went to Mires’ personal account. Mires also filed a false tax return for 2008 by failing to report as income the money she had embezzled from her employer. Mires was charged by information on August 14, 2014. She pled guilty on September 3, 2014, and agreed to pay restitution to the IRS and for all the losses sustained by the victims relates to her embezzlement scheme. At the sentencing hearing, Judge Heaton ordered Mires to serve three years of supervised release after she completes her 24-month prison term. She was ordered to report to the Bureau of Prisons on January 13, 2015, to begin serving her prison sentence.

This case is the result of a joint investigation conducted by Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Travis D. Smith.

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