Woman charged with mail fraud receives conviction and sentencing

U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles Jr. has announced the conviction and sentencing of Carol Rae Vitton on charges of mail fraud.

The 59-year-old retired employee of the Ironwood Area School district had no prior criminal history.

But between 2010 and 2011, she manufactured and mailed more than 700 counterfeit sales receipts for beer, wine, and liquor purchases that had not actually taken place.

Vitton received over $8,000 worth of rebates that she was not entitled to receive.

Today, she was sentenced to one year probation, with four months of home detention, and restitution in the amount of $8,339.50. As well as a $10,000 dollar fine.