John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced Tuesday that Amy J. Rajek, 37, of Merrill, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Madison to knowingly forging a check belonging to her previous employer, G3 Industries, Inc.
As part of the plea agreement, Rajek agreed that the appropriate figure for restitution based upon her relevant conduct is $421,800.
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley scheduled sentencing for Jan. 10, 2014. Rajek faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and will be required to pay restitution in the amount of $421,800.
The charge against Rajek was the result of an investigation conducted by the Wausau Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kronenwetter Police Department, and Merrill Police Department. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Grant C. Johnson.