A former Quad-City Times employee and his wife have been indicted on federal fraud charges in Davenport.
Earl and Julie Beasley are accused of embezzling more than $1 million from the newspaper from 1998 until January.
They’re charged in 29-count indictment of mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Earl Beasley was a building maintenance supervisor at the newspaper.
Beasley and his wife are accused creating a fake company and submitting invoices to the Times by mail for cleaning supplies and services.