From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A Birmingham woman was sentenced to 33 months in prison, after being convicted of wire fraud in connection to embezzlement of over $680,000.
U.S. District Judge Annemarie Axon sentenced Cindy Madison, 55, on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Madison pleaded guilty in May to the charge.
According to the plea agreement, between January 2007 and November 2017, Madison worked for GW Systems as the head of Payroll Administration. As the Payroll Administrator, Madison had access to corporate bank accounts and checks for GW Systems and Liberty Construction Services, as well as to the signature stamp used to sign checks in the name of the owner. Liberty Construction Services, LLC is a company owned by GW Systems. Madison was authorized to use the signature stamp for business purposes only. Between April 2016 and November 2017, prosecutors said Madison used the stamp to create unauthorized checks payable to herself and her husband and deposited them into her personal bank account in the amount of $683,475.85.
U.S. Secret Service investigated the cases, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Robin Beardsley Mark prosecuted.