New Jersey Woman Charged With Wire Fraud
Tracey Moses, 47, of Sicklerville, New Jersey was charged in an indictment1 returned today with ten counts of wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, from August 2010 until early December 2013, when she was fired for suspected embezzlement, defendant Moses worked as an accounting and payroll administrator for a market planning and research firm in Philadelphia. The indictment charges that from April 2011 until October 2013, defendant Moses schemed to defraud that company, identified in the indictment as Company A, by writing herself unauthorized electronic checks drawn on three of Company A’s bank accounts, in the total amount of approximately $117,000. The indictment charges further that defendant Moses also schemed to defraud the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Labor by applying for and obtaining unemployment benefits while she was actually working for Company A and her next two employers, identified in the indictment as Company B and Company C.
If convicted, defendant Moses faces a substantial prison term, restitution and fines, and is subject to criminal forfeiture proceedings.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Labor - Office of the Inspector General, with assistance from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Internal Audit Division, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mary E. Crawley.
1 An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.