Friday, March 21, 2014

Former Cherryville worker sentenced for fraud

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A former Cherryville employee has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling city funds.

The U.S. Attorney's office said Thursday that 36-year-old Jennifer Neal Hoyle pleaded guilty to three felony charges of program fraud.

A federal judge ordered Hoyle to serve three years of supervised release after completing her sentence and to pay $92,922.55 as restitution. She had faced maximums of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.