Embezzlement brings 24 months in prison, restitution.

Pamela D. Mills, 53, of Ninnekah, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange to serve 24 months in federal prison for embezzlement from her employer, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

In addition, Mills was ordered to pay $227,015.07 in restitution to her former employer.

According to court records, Mills was employed by Gerald Welding Fabrication and Construction Company for approximately six years and was responsible for handling the accounts payable and receivable. Although she was not authorize to sign the company checks, Mills prepared checks for payment of the company bills, including the payment of credit card bills.

From December of 2008 through August of 2012, Mills prepared checks for her manager to sign which included checks to Capitol One for the payment of her personal credit card statements.

On July 29, 2013, Mills pled guilty to a one-count Information charging her with operating a mail fraud scheme. Mills was ordered to report to federal prison to begin serving her sentence on Feb. 18, 2014.