A former bookkeeper has decided to plead guilty to federal charges related to the theft of $2.1 million from an Edinburgh business.
Gail Greathouse, 57, of Columbus, notified the U.S. District Court of Southern Indiana that she intends to plead guilty to six counts of wire fraud and a charge of filing a false tax return, U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett said Thursday. The plea must be accepted by a U.S. District Court judge.
Greathouse also is the clerk-treasurer for Elizabethtown, a small town in Bartholomew County southeast of Columbus.
The investigation into the theft of money from LB Mold Inc. began more than two years ago.
Greathouse embezzled more than $2.1 million during six years from the Edinburgh industrial molding company, where she worked as an office manager and bookkeeper, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana.