Maine Woman Sentenced For Bank And Credit Card Fraud
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Vicki Trudell, of Lebanon, Maine, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to twelve months in prison and two years of supervised release for bank and credit card fraud. Trudell was also ordered to pay restitution of $183,963.75, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.
Based on documents on file with the court, Trudell admitted that between December 2010 and December 2011 she served as a bookkeeper for a small New Hampshire business of six to eight employees. During that period, Trudell issued unauthorized checks to herself and engaged in unauthorized use of the business’ debit card to convert company funds to her personal use. Trudell’s thefts were discovered when the business hired a financial controller to oversee the business finances, at which time Trudell’s thefts were discovered and the matter was referred to state authorities and ultimately to federal authorities. Trudell pled guilty to the charges on February 20, 2015.
The case was investigated by the Hampton Police Department, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the United States Secret Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega.