Houston woman pleads guilty to computer fraud

September 16, 2009 9:53:12 AM PDT
A Houston woman who worked for a New Orleans mortgage lender has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million from the company. Thirty-four-year-old Jodie Hoang faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine following her guilty plea Tuesday to a computer fraud charge.

Hoang was an accounting clerk at Standard Mortgage Corp.

Federal prosecutors said Hoang often changed the deposit codes for payments customers made at mortgage closings, then created checks payable to herself or her credit cards from funds she had re-coded.

Prosecutors said the scheme lasted from about September 2001 to August 2004.

Sentencing is Dec. 10.

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