Thursday, June 28, 2012

Baytown Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Employer

Alicia Mayo Mosley, 34, of Baytown, Texas, has been sentenced to federal prison for mail fraud, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

At a hearing today, U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal sentenced Mosley to 24 months in federal prison and ordered her to pay $508,964.77 in restitution to Plant Performance Services LLC (P2S), a subsidiary of Fluor Daniel Corporation.

Mosley pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud on Jan. 18, 2012, stemming from her scheme to defraud P2S, where she worked as an administrative assistant in its Information Technology unit. Among other things, Mosley was responsible for ordering cellular telephones, notebook computers and other electronic devices for P2S personnel and allocating their costs to P2S departments or projects. Between August 2009 and August 2010, she ordered such items purportedly for use by P2S personnel and had them shipped to her office via Federal Express. Instead of assigning the items to P2S personnel, however, Mosley gave them to people who did not work for P2S, including family members and friends who used them at P2S’s expense or resold them at reduced prices. To avoid detection, she altered bills AT&T sent P2S by lowering the amounts due, causing P2S to fall behind on what it owed.

Mosley was permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future. The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Corso.

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