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Mother and son plead guilty in fraud scheme of nearly $3.5 million


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — A mother and son pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud after being caught illegally writing checks from their employer’s account.

75-year-old Eva Rebecca Wells and 47-year-old Billy Lee Wells, Jr., both of Macon, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud a financial institution. They face up to 30 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release and a $1,000,000 fine. The son also pleaded to an additional charge of making and subscribing a false return, which carries a maximum of three years followed by one year of supervised release and a $100,000 fine.


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