On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, it was announced that a woman from Bigfork, Montana had been charged with 35 counts of wire fraud. 58-year-old Judy Lynn Carroll was charged on August 22, 2017. She appeared in court before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica Duffy on October 23, 2017. The defendant has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Upon conviction, a single count of wire fraud will carry 20 years imprisonment and three years of supervised release. Carroll is accused of being involved in a scheme to fraudulently obtain checks, prepaid debit cards or wires from another individual from December 2000 to October 2016. At this point in time, Carroll is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Carroll has since been released pending trial. A date for the trial has not yet been set.