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Former Controller for Westmoreland County Packaging Company Charged with Embezzling $191,000

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

PITTSBURGH – The former Controller for a packaging company located in Export, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of wire fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The eight-count Indictment, returned on July 30 and unsealed Aug. 1 following her arrest, named Victoria Mazur, 51, of 265 McKim Drive, Pittsburgh, PA (Plum Boro), as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, from approximately December 2012 until December 2017, Mazur embezzled funds from her employer, Gateway Packaging Corporation, by processing fraudulent refunds through the employer’s point of sale terminal, which is used to process credit and debit card transactions for customers. The Indictment further alleges that the total amount embezzled was approximately $191,000.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years for each count of wire fraud. The law also provides for a fine of $250,000 for each count of wire fraud. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Lee J. Karl is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations and the United States Postal Inspection Service 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 August 2, 2019

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