Monique Bowling (2016 photo)

Bowling gets 5 years in $1 million computer theft from City of Gary

Contributed By:The 411 News

Network administrator stole computer devices and acted as private seller

Monique S. Bowling aka Monique Boyd, 47, of Merrillville, Indiana was sentenced Tuesday, May 28 by U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after being found guilty during a three day jury trial in January 2019. She was found guilty of one count of theft from local government receiving federal funds, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Bowling was sentenced to 63 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, between January 2012 and May 2015 Bowling stole and obtained by fraud 1,517 Apple computer devices under the care, custody and control of the City of Gary. The computers were valued at $1.3 million.

The theft was uncovered during a 2015 traffic stop in Chicago when computers tagged as property of the City of Gary were found in the vehicle.

U.S. Attorney Kirsch said, “Citizens expect and deserve officials to act in the best interest of the public, free from self-dealing and illegal self-enrichment. My office, together with our law enforcement partners, will continue to pursue matters involving public corruption.”

Story Posted:05/31/2019

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