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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Westmoreland County Woman Sentenced to Probation for Defrauding Victoria’s Secret

PITTSBURGH – A Westmoreland County resident has been sentenced in federal court on her conviction of mail fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Charlene D. Moff, 60, of New Derry, PA. Moff received a sentence of two years probation and was ordered to pay approximately $30,169.56 in restitution.

According to information presented to the court, from September 2013 to March 2016, Moff fraudulently ordered merchandise from Victoria’s Secret using her or her husband’s online account. After the items were delivered, she would call customer service and falsely represent one of the following: that she did not receive the shipment of merchandise, the shipment was missing certain items, or some of the merchandise was incorrect or damaged. She would then receive a credit to her account or a re-shipment of merchandise.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the United States Postal Inspection Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Moff.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated February 22, 2018