From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A Shelby County woman has been charged with wire fraud for embezzling from her employer and the homeowners’ associations they managed
According to the United States Department of Justice, Aimee Louise Statham, 47, of Chelsea, was charged with embezzling from her employer, Rouland Management Services (RMS), and the homeowners’ associations that RMS managed. The government also filed a plea agreement with Statham in conjunction with the charge. She must appear before a judge to enter a guilty plea.
Reports state that between January 2018 and August 2021, while employed as the bookkeeper by RMS, Statham made unauthorized transfers of funds from an RMS bank account and various homeowners’ associations bank accounts to her personal account. Statham used the unauthorized funds received for personal expenses.
The maximum penalty for wire fraud is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The Pelham Police Department helped investigate the case with the FBI and the United States Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Force.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.