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Delaware Woman Pleads Guilty to $600,000+ Embezzlement From Credit Card Processor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. - Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that Lisa Mose, age 43, of Bear, Delaware, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343.  Mose faces a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison, a fine of $250,000, and 3 years of supervised release following a prison sentence.  She will be sentenced on April 27, 2016, by the Honorable Leonard P. Stark, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Delaware,

According to statements made at the plea hearing and documents filed in court, Mose was employed by a credit card transaction processor, in New Castle, Delaware.  Mose was a supervisor within the reconciliation and settlements department.  She had access to initiate manual wire transfers from her employer’s operating accounts. 

From January 2009 through June 2014, Mose made false entries into the company’s computerized system and initiated at least 325 wire transfers, totaling at least $618,075, to her personal bank accounts and bank accounts of known associates.  Mose used a significant portion of the proceeds to purchase vacations and high-end consumer goods.

U.S. Attorney Oberly commented, “Ms. Mose was a trusted supervisor at her place of employment and she systematically, over a period of years, proceeded to steal over $600,000 from her employer.  Such a breach of trust cannot go unpunished and a sentence of incarceration is necessary to deter others who might consider stealing from their employers.”

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 28, 2016

Financial Fraud