FBI news release on sentencing of two Fort Smith women in Fort Chaffee fund theft investgation
A Fort Smith mother and daughter were sentenced Thursday to a combined sentencing of seven years in federal prison and ordered to pay $53,000.00 in restitution for Bank Fraud, Identity Theft and Theft of Government Funds.
Amanda Komp, 39, was sentenced to 4 years in prison while Tammy McCullough, 58, was sentenced to 3 years in prison. The Honorable Judge P.K. Holmes, III presided over the sentencing hearing in the U.S. District Court in Fort Smith.
According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Komp worked as Housing Manager at Fort Chaffee from approximately 2014 to September 2019.
Komp’s duties included processing payments from funds belonging to the United States government held in the Fort Chaffee billeting fund checking account at Regions Bank.
The approval process for expenditures from this account required Komp to obtain the signatures of two members of the Fort Chaffee Lodging Advisory Council on purchase requests and checks payable from the billeting fund account.
From on or about December 26, 2017, to on or about September 3, 2019, sixty-eight checks totaling $53,000 were issued and paid from the Fort Chaffee billeting fund account at Regions Bank for furniture moving services claimed to have been provided to Fort Chaffee by Triple M Enterprises, a company owned by Komp’s mother, Tammy McCullough.
Several of the checks and purchase orders contained forged signatures and the furniture moving services for which the checks were issued were not provided as claimed in invoices submitted by Triple M Enterprises.
U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.
The FBI investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Kenneth Elser and Bryan Achorn prosecuted the case.