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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 4, 2019

New Orleans Man Charged With Wire Fraud

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JASON PICK, age 38, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged yesterday in a one-count bill of information for wire fraud announced U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser.

According to court documents, PICK was employed as an accountant for Company A between August 2016 and June 2018. Part of PICK’s duties was handling the credit card accounts of Company A. Without authorization, PICK used Company A’s credit cards for his own personal expenses. In total, PICK stole approximately $129,741.40 from Company A.  

If convicted, PICK faces 20 years of imprisonment followed by up to three (3) years of supervised release and a fine up to $250,000.

U.S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge, and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Secret Service in investigating this matter.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U. S. Attorney G. Dall Kammer, Supervisor, General Crimes.

 

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated April 4, 2019