FRANKFORT, KY (April 14, 2023) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Friday that action taken by his Department of Criminal Investigations resulted in a guilty plea of Allison Donaldson for wire fraud and identity theft.
On April 5, 2023, the former administrative manager for the City of Covington Public Works Department pleaded guilty to one count of Wire Fraud and one count of Aggravated Identity Theft.
Last September, a federal grand jury indicted Donaldson for Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft. The indictment notes that between October 2020 and February 2022, Donaldson used City of Covington credit cards to make over $180,000 in personal purchases.
As part of the agreement, Donaldson waived her right to appeal her guilty plea. She faces up to 22 years in prison and a fine of $500,000.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Winslow of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky. The case was jointly investigated by Detective Andrew Kenner of the Kenton County Police Department, Investigator and FBI Task Force Officer Mike Shafer, and Auditor Leslie Broussard of the Attorney General's Department of Criminal Investigations.