Tammy Jean McDaniels, 56, of Gore was sentenced in U.S. Court in Muskogee to 21 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for wire fraud. McDaniels was also ordered to pay $146,004.80 in restitution.
The defendant entered a guilty plea in June to a charge alleging that from Oct. 1, 2012, to about Dec. 19, 2014, she devised a scheme to defraud Bacone College in Muskogee and to obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The investigation revealed that the defendant, while employed as the Human Resources Director at Bacone College, fraudulently reactivated the employment status of former adjunct professors and had the fraudulent salary paid directly into her bank account.
Judge James H. Payne presided over the sentencing hearing. The defendant was ordered to self-report to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on Feb. 15 to begin serving her non-paroleable sentence.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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