Former Naes Employee Pleads Guilty to Credit Card Fraud
Dianna Mobley Worked at the Dominion Power Station in Alta Vista
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA -- A former plant administrative assistant at Dominion Power’s Alta Vista Power Station pled guilty this morning in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg to credit card fraud charges.
Dianna Maria Mobley, 45, of Lynchburg, Va., waived her right to be indicted and pled guilty this morning to a one count Information charging her with credit card fraud.
“Ms. Mobley stole money from her employer and used it to buy herself and her family gift cards, computers, and other personal items.” United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said today. “This office had dedicated every possible resource to stopping all forms of financial fraud in order to hold thieves like Ms. Mobley accountable. We will continue to aggressively prosecute fraud cases and attempt to secure restitution for victims.”
According to evidence presented by Assistant United States Attorney Charlene Day, Mobley was an employee of NAES, an independent company that provided services for Dominion Power at the Alta Vista Power Station.
The defendant was employed as a plant administrative assistant and had access to a variety of Dominion Power P-cards that are issued by JP Chase Morgan Bank to site managers of the power company. An internal audit by Dominion Power uncovered suspicious receipts submitted by Mobley for credit card purchases made in 2009 and 2010.
Ultimately, the defendant admitted to making unauthorized purchases with three Dominion Power P-Cards in 2009 and 2010. The purchases totaled $151,850.33. According to the internal audit, Mobley used the credit cards to purchase 422 gift cards, a lawn mower, a utility trailer, computers for herself and family members and other personal items such as gas and food. In an attempt to hide her theft, Mobley submitted false receipts.
At sentencing, Mobley faces a maximum possible penalty of 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000. In addition, the defendant has agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $151,850.33.
The investigation of the case was conducted by the United States Secret Service and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Charlene Day prosecuted the case for the United States.