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A former Kansas couple facing up to 20 years in federal prison and $1 million in fines are expected to plead guilty to at least some of the charges alleging they submitted fraudulent invoices to his former employer, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. The Wichita-based company owns assisted living centers in Kansas and Missouri.

Brent Shryock, of Augusta, was scheduled to appear in opening trial proceedings this week, but is now reportedly planning to plead, according to the Associated Press. His ex-wife, Lori Shryock, also is reportedly planning to plead. Hearings for both are set for next week.

Last July, the two were indicted on four counts of mail fraud each for allegedly stealing more than $1.5 million from PMMA through phony invoices generated in 2007 by four fictitious companies – Innovative Software Solutions, DT Solutions, Microtech Solutions and LGR Technology. According to the FBI, the indictment alleged that the initials in LGR Technology stood for “Let’s get rich.” The Bureau stated that the offenses allegedly occurred while Brent Shryock was employed as information systems director for PMMA.

The defendants allegedly deposited PMMA payments into their fictitious companies’ bank accounts and then transferred the funds to their personal accounts.