NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WHAS11) – A Clark County woman is in jail and is charged with defrauding her employer of more than $100,000.
During a press conference Monday afternoon, officials announced that Jennifer Jekel of Marysville, Indiana has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 5 fraud charges.
A U.S. Attorney says the 26-year-old used to work for Hornblower Marine Services in New Albany and is accused of setting up credit cards in that company’s name for personal use.
Officials say Jekel made an estimated $114,000 worth of personal purchases using the accounts.
“It comes at a time when businesses are reliant on the honesty of their employees, and certainly employers do not have to face being defrauded by their own employees,” U.S. Attorney Joseph Hoggett said.
If found guilty of one fraud the maximum penalty is 10 years and each of the 4 wire frauds have a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.
HMS Global decline comment at press time.