maryland woman sentenced to 30 months for stealing $342,500 from alexandria firm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Natosha P. Moore, 27, of Fort Washington, Md., was sentenced today to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her former employer based in Alexandria, Va. Moore was also ordered to pay $342,579 in restitution.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Andrew Adelmann, Acting 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 pled guilty on Sept. 2, 2010, to mail fraud and to committing an unlawful monetary transaction. According to court records, Moore carried out a 17-month fraud against her former employer, the Levin Company of Alexandria, Va., by using her position as office manager to steal 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 six automobiles, travel, jewelry, and electronics. Moore diverted funds from legitimate company needs to support her scheme, and after the fraud was uncovered, the Levin Company found legitimate company bills unpaid.
This case was investigated by 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.