A federal grand jury in Hammond returned a 6 count indictment charging Monique Bowling aka Monique Boyd, 44, of Merrillville, Indiana with one count of theft from local government receiving federal funds, one count of aggravated identity theft and four counts of mail fraud.
According to the indictment, Bowling allegedly stole and obtained by fraud more than one thousand Apple iPads and other computer equipment under the care, custody and control of the City of Gary. The indictment also alleges, that Bowling used a deceased person’s state ID card with at least one other person and participated in a scheme to obtain pension checks of a deceased individual.
The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty in court.
If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.