PANAMA CITY — The former director of Panama City's Visual Arts Center (VAC) is scheduled to change her plea in federal court on numerous counts of fraud, according to federal court records.
Former VAC director Vicki Dwyer Middlemas was indicted in February in federal court on criminal charges. She is facing 20 counts of wire fraud related to fraudulent wire transfers from the VAC bank account for personal use, along with four counts of falsifying VAC income tax returns filed in 2012, 2013, 2014 to continue receiving the annual city stipend of $89,964 for years after the entity had lost its required nonprofit status, court records show.
Her current plea is not guilty.
Middlemas is scheduled to change her plea on Aug. 2.