Sallisaw Woman Receives Sentence For Theft Of Federal Program Funds

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. (KFSM) – A Sallisaw woman has been sentenced to six months of imprisonment followed by six months of home detention, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

Joetta Tyler-Hyde, 54, has also been ordered to pay $100,505.66 in restitution and will have to serve three years of supervised release.

Tyler-Hyde, a former employee of the City of Roland, had received benefits from July 2009 to January 2013 in excess of $10,000 each year from the United States, the report stated.

The report also stated that Tyler-Hyde “embezzled, stole, and intentionally misapplied property worth at least $5,000.00 which was under the care, custody and control” of the City of Roland.

She has been ordered to report to the Bureau of Prisons on September 15, 2015. Her sentence is nonparolable.

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