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Former Mt. Pleasant woman accused of ID theft, $144K fraud

October 4, 2018

A former Westmoreland County woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal wire fraud and identity theft laws.

Jennifer Lynne Clark, also known as Jennifer Gill, 40, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, is accused of two counts of wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft.

She is living in Clearwater, Fla.

According to prosecutors, from August 2015 to October 2016, Clark obtained credit card information for company credit cards belonging to her employer.

She allegedly set up mobile payment accounts with Square, Inc., in the false names of other businesses, and used the credit card information to authorize fraudulent payments into her personal bank account.

The indictment alleges Clark was responsible for fraudulent transactions totaling about $144,000. Clark allegedly used credit card numbers that were assigned to specific employees.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam N. Hallowell is prosecuting the case.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation.

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