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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Delaware Woman Charged With Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

Rasheeda Overton, 38, of Dover, DE was charged in an indictment unsealed today with 23 counts of wire fraud and 4 counts of aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.

According to the indictment, Overton was a payroll manager of a Philadelphia-based non-profit entity that translates, publishes, and distributes copies of the Christian Bible to recipients around the world.  Overton allegedly altered the bank account information of former employees that had been on file with the company so that any future payments to those former employees would be diverted into bank accounts that she controlled.  Overton then allegedly arranged for her employer to pay more than $100,000 in wages to those former employees, all of which wound up in her bank accounts. 

If convicted of all charges, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of at least two years’ imprisonment and a statutory maximum sentence of 468 years’ imprisonment, a $6.75 million fine, three years supervised release, and a $2,700 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark B. Dubnoff                                                                            

An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated March 20, 2018