FORT WAYNE – Marianne Matchette, 52, formerly of Roanoke, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann after pleading guilty to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Matchette was sentenced to 51 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release. She was also ordered to pay $126,705.09 in restitution to the victims of her offenses.     

According to documents in the case, Matchette was given access to a company credit card issued in her name to make purchases authorized by the company and was also given access to the president/CEO’s company and personal credit cards.  From May 12, 2015 through June 18, 2015, Matchette devised and participated in a scheme to defraud the company by using a credit card without authorization to make personal purchases at a retail establishment, and in so doing caused items to be delivered by private or commercial interstate carriers.

This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Financial Crimes Task Force with the assistance of the Indiana State Police and Allen County Sheriff’s Department.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stacey R. Speith and Tina L. Nommay.