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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New Jersey Woman Pleaded Guilty To Wire Fraud

Tracey Moses, 48, of Sicklerville, New Jersey entered guilty pleas today to all counts of a ten-count indictment charging her with wire fraud, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. At the guilty plea hearing, before the Honorable C. Darnell Jones II, defendant Moses admitted that from August 2010 until early December 2013, when she was fired for suspected embezzlement, she worked as an accounting and payroll administrator for a market planning and research firm in Philadelphia, M. Davis & Company. The defendant admitted further that from April 2011 until late October 2013, she schemed to defraud her employer by writing herself unauthorized electronic checks drawn on three of the company’s bank accounts, in the total amount of approximately $117,000. Defendant Moses admitted further that in a separate scheme, she also defrauded the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Labor by applying for and obtaining unemployment benefits while she was actually working for M. Davis & Company and her next two employers, two temporary agencies.


The district court scheduled sentencing for February 14, 2018. Defendant Moses faces a substantial prison term, restitution to the two victims of approximately $131,000, and a fine. She is also 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.

Financial Fraud
Updated November 2, 2017