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Former Beaver County Woman Charged with Embezzling from her Employer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted in Pittsburgh by a federal grand jury on charges of mail fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The 28-count indictment named Maria P. Makozy, 47, now residing in Port St. Lucie, FL, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Maria P. Makozy embezzled from her former employer, Keymax Settlement Services, to pay for personal credit card expenses using company checks.

The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both at each count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Inspection Service and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated September 1, 2015