Meridian woman pleads guilty to computer fraud - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Meridian woman pleads guilty to computer fraud

Source: Dept. of Justice Source: Dept. of Justice
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Fifty-one-year-old Teresa Wash, of Meridian, pled guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves, to one count of accessing a computer to defraud and obtain value, announced U. S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.

Wash, as Controller for Progressive Pipeline, Inc., used her work computer to embezzle approximately $797,287.85.

She appropriated to her own use funds belonging to Progressive Pipeline, specifically requesting fraudulent wire transfers from Progressive Pipeline’s bank accounts to her own account.

Wash will be sentenced on December 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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