Former Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing at least $342,000 from company in alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Natosha P. Moore, 26, of Fort Washington, Md., pled guilty today to stealing at least $342,000 from her former employer based in Alexandria, Va.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Jeffrey Irvine, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service’s Washington Field Office; and Earl Cook, Alexandria Chief of Police, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge Liam O’Grady.
Moore was indicted on June 3, 2010, by a federal grand jury and today pled guilty to mail fraud and an unlawful monetary transaction. Sentencing has been set for Dec. 3, 2010. Moore faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for mail fraud and a maximum term of 10 years in prison for the unlawful monetary transaction.
In a statement of facts filed with her plea agreement, Moore admitted to defrauding her former employer, the Levin Company of Alexandria, Va., out of at least $342,579. As part of her scheme, Moore forged company checks, fraudulently wired company funds into her personal bank account, and fraudulently used her company-issued American Express card to purchase items for personal use. Purchases included multiple automobiles, travel, jewelry, and electronics.
This case was investigated the Alexandria Police Department and the United States Secret Service’s Metropolitan Area Fraud Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Paul Nathanson is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.