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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Packaging Company Ex-Controller Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Funds

PITTSBURGH, PA - A suburban Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months of incarceration, followed by 3 years of supervised release, on her conviction of wire fraud, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence on Victoria Mazur, 54, of McKim Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, Mazur was employed as the Controller for Gateway Packaging Corporation, which was located in Export, PA. From December 2012 until December 2017, she issued herself and her husband a total of approximately 189 fraudulent credit card refunds, totaling $195,063.80, through the company’s point of sale terminal. Her thefts were so extensive, they caused the failure of the company, which is now out of business. In order to conceal her fraud, Mazur supplied the owners with false financial statements that understated the company’s true sales figures.

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

United States Attorney Kaufman commended the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, and the United States Postal Inspection Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Mazur.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated September 7, 2021