Former Payroll Specialist Charged With Wire Fraud and Identity Theft

Former Payroll Specialist Charged With Wire Fraud and Identity Theft

Kristen Morrison, 44, of Lascassas, Tennessee, was indicted on November 30, 2016, by a federal grand jury and charged with eight counts of wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft, in relation to her role as a payroll specialist with Century II, a personnel and human resources company based in Brentwood, Tennessee.

The indictment alleges that between March of 2014 and May of 2016, Morrison created new direct deposit accounts and pay cards for former and nonexistent employees of Century II’s customer, Absolute Wireless.  The indictment further alleges that Morrison caused payroll payments to be made from Absolute Wireless to the pay cards that she created and then used those pay cards for her personal benefit.

If convicted, Morrison faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.  The indictment also seeks forfeiture of $213,449.91

An indictment is merely an accusation and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

This case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Henry Leventis.

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