Posted: Jan 24, 2013 4:09 PM
MISSOULA - A former Anaconda woman has pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud and theft of government money.
Coleen Furthmyre, 46, now of Helena, appeared for arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch.
She is currently released on special conditions.
If convicted of these charges, Furthmyre faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General.