LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, William T. Sims, Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service, and Ken Jenne, Broward County Sheriff, announced today that a grand jury sitting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida returned a 30-count Indictment charging defendant, Cynthia Owes, with wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343.
If convicted on the wire fraud counts, the defendant faces a maximum statutory term of twenty (20) years imprisonment on each count.
As alleged in the Indictment, between June of 2004 and March of 2006, Cynthia Owes, who worked as the Cash Manager for Roadhouse Grill, fraudulently wired $255,000 from the company bank account into her personal bank account, usually in $5,000 or $10,000 amounts. Thereafter, it is alleged that the defendant manipulated the company’s books to conceal her illegal activities.
Mr. Acosta commended the investigative efforts of the Economic Crimes Unit of the Broward Sheriff’s Office as well as the United States Secret Service. This case is being handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Marc Anton.
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