A 52-year-old Springfield woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury on eight counts of mail fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to embezzle money from a Springfield auto repair business.
The federal indictment, handed down Wednesday, alleges that Nancy Elaine Eddington, of the 100 block of North Hill Street, embezzled more than $500,000 from Kim's Auto Body from 2009 to 2014.
The indictment accuses Eddington of using company money to pay for her personal debts and expenses and to fund vacations, shopping trips and major home improvements.
Eddington was an office assistant who paid bills and balanced the company’s checkbook, the indictment states.
She was arrested Wednesday by members of the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office, the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Each count of mail fraud carries a possible penalty of up to 20 years in prison.
Eddington's next federal court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 5.
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