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Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison In Local $1.6 Million Embezzlement Case

A Cache Valley woman has been sentenced to serve 28 months in a federal prison after embezzling over $1.6 million from a local meat processing business.

In January, Christine Gillins, 53, pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud connected to the embezzlement of funds from Lower Foods in Richmond. Court records show a civil suit was initially filed with the 1st District Court in July, and the federal criminal case was formally filed around five months months later.


While the embezzlement did have a financial impact as indicated in court documents, attorney Nathan Duncan, who represents Lower Foods, said the effect on the business wasn’t solely pecuniary. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.