July 7, 2017
Former Illinois Transit Worker Sentenced for Defrauding Illinois Transportation Program
On July 7, 2017, Ashley Miller was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Urbana, Illinois, to 3 years’ probation, $51,141 in restitution, and 8 months’ home confinement for her role in defrauding an Illinois Transportation Program. She previously pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges in February 2017.
Miller is a former employee of East Central Illinois Mass Transit District (ECIMTD), based in Paris, Edgar County, Illinois. Miller admitted that between October 2010 and April 2012, she fraudulently used an ECIMTD credit card for personal purchases. ECIMTD served the transportation needs of senior citizens, medical patients, and other underserved populations in Edgar County and surrounding areas. ECIMTD received grants provided through and administered by the Federal Transit Administration.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.