PHILADELPHIA—Pamela Ann Mills, 47, of Reading, Pennsylvania, was sentenced yesterday to 78 months in prison for embezzling over $1.4 million from her employer, Maxwell Resources Inc., doing business as Synergy Software in Reading, Pennsylvania. Mills committed the crime between 2000 and July 2008 while she was employed by the victim. She allegedly used the money to pay for her personal lifestyle and expenses. She also failed to report the additional taxable income resulting from her embezzlement on her federal income tax returns. She pleaded guilty to 18 counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, and three counts of filing false federal income tax returns for calendar years 2006, 2007, and 2008.
In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence F. Stengel ordered Mills to pay restitution to Maxwell Resources Inc. in the amount of $1,423,780.73 and to the IRS in the amount of $219,285. Mills was immediately remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division-Bethlehem Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Allentown Resident Agency. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah L. Grieb.