Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Red Cross
Published April 16th, 2014
The woman accused of defrauding the Gainesville chapter of the American Red Cross will have to pay back more than 80,000 dollars as well as serve time in jail.
A judge sentenced 29-year-old Casey Schmelz to 15 years probation, including six months in jail after she pled no contest to charges of theft and fraud.
Gainesville police investigators filed sworn affidavits last fall alleging Schmelz stole more than 200,000 dollars during her five years working at the Red Cross.
As part of her sentencing Schmelz will have to pay back 88 thousand dollars in restitution.
She begin serving her six months in jail on Monday afternoon.
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