Former Pinckneyville Rural Fire Protection District Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud

53 year old Tammy L. Kellerman, of Pinckneyville, the former bookkeeper for the Pinckneyville Rural Fire Protection District, has pled guilty in United States District Court to four counts charging her with defrauding the district.

Between 2004 and 2013, Kellerman used her position with the Pinckneyville Rural Fire Protection District to steal over $450,000 from the district. Throughout that time period Kellerman regularly used the US mail to send unauthorized checks drawn on the district’s bank account to pay her personal credit card bills and other expenses and made false entries in the district’s accounting software to conceal her thefts.

Sentencing is set for May 24. On each count Kellerman faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.