Florence Woman Sentenced for Fraud – $265,131 in Restitution
44 year-old Johanna Estella Clark of Florence was sentenced this week to the Montana State Prison after she admitted stealing from a Flathead Valley irrigation board in order to purchase personal items, according to Montana’s U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme.
Clark, formerly of Kalispell and now a Florence resident pleaded guilty in August to felony wire fraud.
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy sentenced Clark to one year and one day in the Montana State Prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.
Judge Molloy also ordered Clark to pay $265,131 in restitution.
Some of the personal purchases Clark made from the irrigation board’s funds included furniture, a calving pen, a guitar and accessories and tires for a personal vehicle.
The case was investigated by the FBI.
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