Former Pinckneyville RFPD Bookkeeper Sentenced

53 year old Tammy L. Kellerman, of Pinckneyville, the former bookkeeper for the Pinckneyville Rural Fire Protection District, was sentenced this week to 33 months in federal prison for defrauding the tax-payer funded municipal entity of over $444,000.

Kellerman pled guilty in February to stealing funds from the Pinckneyville Rural Fire Protection District by sending unauthorized checks drawn on the district’s bank account to pay her personal credit card bills and other expenses and making false entries in the district’s accounting software to conceal her theft from the board.

Kellerman was also ordered to pay a total of $441,390.32 in restitution to the Pinckneyville Rural Fire Protection District and its insurer.