Dover, Delaware Woman Charged With Wire Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft

On March 20, 2018, it was announced that a woman from Dover, Delaware had been charged in an indictment with 23 counts of wire fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft. United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen announced that 38-year-old Rasheeda Overton had been charged on Tuesday. The indictment explained that Overton worked as a payroll manager for a Philadelphia-based non-profit. The non-profit organization translates, publishes and distributes copies of the Christian Bible.

Overton is accused of altering the bank account information of former employees on file with the company so that future payments to those employees would be diverted into bank accounts that she controlled. The defendant then allegedly arranged for her employer to pay more than $100,000 in wages to those former employees. All of the money allegedly ended up in Overton’s bank accounts.

Should the defendant be convicted, she will face at least two years in prison. She could face a maximum sentence of 468 years and three years of supervised release. At this point in time, the defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Additional details have been made available here.

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