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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Delaware Woman Sentenced To A Year In Prison For $600,000+ Embezzlement From Credit Card Payment Processor

WILMINGTON, Del. - Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that Lisa Mose, age 43, of Bear, Delaware, was sentenced last week by the Honorable Leonard P. Stark, Chief Judge of the United States District Judge for the District of Delaware, to 12 months and one day in prison, and full restitution.  The defendant pleaded guilty to a wire fraud violation in January 2016.

According to statements on the record 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 was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lauren Paxton.

Financial Fraud
Updated May 4, 2016