Crime

Feds indict former manager of Belleville doctor’s office for fraud

The man is accused of using stolen funds to pay for Cardinals tickets, concerts and travel.
The man is accused of using stolen funds to pay for Cardinals tickets, concerts and travel. BND / Illustration

The former manager of a Belleville doctor’s office has been indicted for fraud.

Jerry L. Akin, 60, allegedly used office accounts to pay off his personal credit card bills, which included purchases such as St. Louis Cardinals season tickets, concert tickets, personal travel and medical bills.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation told prosecutors Akin attempted to cover up his payments to his personal credit cards by altering the office’s accounting software.

Charged with two counts of wire fraud, Akin could face up to 40 years in prison and a fine of $500,000 if convicted.

Court documents indicate Akin formerly lived in Belleville. It is unclear where he currently resides.

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