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Mountain Home Woman Convicted of Wire Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2012

BOISE – Gwynn Brown, 33, of Mountain Home, Idaho, was sentenced today to two years of probation for wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Brown to perform 60 hours of community service. Prior to sentencing, Brown paid $15,580 in restitution. She was arraigned and pleaded guilty to a single count information on October 2, 2012.

According to the plea agreement, in July and August 2011, Brown made six fraudulent on-line payments to her Military Star Card, which is a credit card provided by the Department of Defense to military members and their dependents. The fraudulent payments totaled $11,124.71. Brown then used the fraudulently obtained credit to make purchases at the Mountain Home Air Force Base Exchange.

The case was investigated by the United States Air Force, Office of Special Investigations.