A north central Wisconsin woman has struck a plea deal in a federal embezzlement case.
37-year-old Amy Rajek of Merrill pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Madison. She agreed to pay almost 422-thousand dollars in restitution to G-3 Industries. When company officials became suspicious, they called in the FBI and the Merrill and Kronenwetter police departments. Prosecutors said Rajek forged company checks and used wire transfers to take money from company accounts and deposit it into her own accounts.
The company has plants in Mosinee and Menomonee Falls, and it makes a variety of parts for manufacturers. Federal Judge William Conley has scheduled a sentencing for January 10th. Rajek could get up to 10 years in prison and a quarter-million dollars in fines.