Woman pleads guilty for stealing $585K from Choctaw Nation

Carma Lynn Elliott also known as Carma Marlow Elliott. Photo from Facebook

An Oklahoma woman pleaded guilty for stealing $585,397.15 from the Choctaw Nation.

Carma Lynn Elliott, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and theft. She faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to the agreement with federal prosecutors.

Elliott entered her plea on Thursday, a day after the criminal information was filed against her. Neither document explains how she took such a large sum of money from the tribe.

A press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office doesn't offer much detail either. The thefts occurred over a six-year period, starting in March 2005 and ending in April 2011.

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Woman pleads guilty to embezzling $585,000 from Choctaw Nation (The McAlester News-Capital 10/16)

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