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Georgia Woman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud After Stealing $90,000+ from Kennebunk Business Over Nearly 2 Years

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
Alexis Hodges used the business’s bank account to pay personal bills

PORTLAND, Maine: A former resident of Atlanta, Georgia pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Portland to committing wire fraud.

According to court records, from at least November 2019 through October 2021, Alexis Hodges, 39, fraudulently used the bank account of a Kennebunk business to pay expenses for herself, her family members, and her business. Hodges provided the bank account information to multiple vendors, causing more than $90,000 to be electronically paid out of the account to pay her rent, insurance policies, auto loans, and credit card bills, among others, without the victim’s consent or knowledge. In September 2021, the victim discovered that unauthorized payments were occurring and reported it to the Kennebunk Police Department, who referred the case to the U.S. Secret Service New England Cyber Fraud Task Force for investigation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office does not identify victims of crime and is limiting identifying information, including the name and type of business, to protect the victim’s privacy.

Hodges faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to the greater of $250,000 or twice the gain or loss.

The U.S. Secret Service investigated the case with assistance from the Kennebunk Police Department.



Sean M. Green, Assistant United States Attorney (207-780-3257)

Updated June 28, 2024

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