Green Bay woman gets 15 years in federal prison for wire fraud

Published 06/11 2014 05:26PM

Updated 06/11 2014 09:01PM

Sent to prison for wire fraud
Sent to prison for wire fraud

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)-- A woman in Green Bay has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for wire fraud.

48-year-old Lisa Lewis was charged with five counts of wire fraud for posing as a fidelity accountant and scheming victims out of money between 2006 and 2013.

Lewis took more than $2.2 million from at least 13 elderly investors.

Many of the victims appeared in federal court Wednesday for her sentencing.

Lewis addressed the victims in court and apologized for her actions while sobbing.

But victims said they didn't believe she was truly sorry for her actions.

Gloria Schea, said, “She addressed everybody but I think we probably all felt the same way that it was just more lies.  She is not sorry for that she’s done to us.”

Lewis schemed Schea out of $500,000.

“My life has been totally changed for this past year.  I find that I have not been able to accomplish a lot of things that I would have done otherwise," said Shea.

Some victims were left bankrupt.

“She left us absolutely penniless.  If you can imagine being penniless.  That’s what she did.  She even took our social security," said George Sager.

Nancy Sager said, “It is horrendous really what she’s done.  It’s destroyed our life.”

Lewis has 14 days to appeal the decision.


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