Racine woman indicted for mail fraud, defrauding beneficiaries more than $775,000
RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) – A 55-year-old Racine woman was indicted in federal court for defrauding beneficiaries of estates being handled by her father’s law firm.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, beginning in 2014 and continuing through 2017, Kathleen A. Fetek wrote and cashed checks to herself from the law firm’s account and prepared and mailed false distribution summaries to beneficiaries.
The indictment alleges that as a result of the scheme, Fetek wrongfully obtained more than $775,000.
If convicted of mail fraud, Fetek would face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
She would also face up to three years of supervised release following any prison term and would be ordered to pay restitution to the victims.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.