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Former country club controller gets 2 years for fraud

December 19, 2012

The former controller of the Country Club of Indianapolis has been sentenced to two years in federal prison following her conviction on charges she defrauded the club of more than $400,000.

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett announced the sentencing of 41-year-old Denise Abrell on Tuesday. Abrell was convicted this week on a charge of wire fraud.

Officials say Abrell wrote checks against the club's bank accounts in her own name and repeatedly used the club's credit card without the organization's knowledge or authority over three years ending in December 2011.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia J. Ridgeway, who prosecuted the case for the government, says Abrell was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following her release.

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