Feds: Woman scammed Victoria's Secret on mail orders

Posted at 11:24 AM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 11:24:10-04

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania woman slipped up trying to rip off Victoria's Secret.

Prosecutors in Pittsburgh say 59-year-old Charlene Moff would order products, then call the company claiming the merchandise was lost or stolen from the mail, or that the orders were missing items when she did receive them.

Prosecutors say Victoria's Secret either credited Moff's account or shipped replacement items, neither of which she was entitled to receive. Prosecutors say the scam cost the company thousands of dollars.

Two mail fraud counts were filed Tuesday in a criminal information, a document that bypasses an indictment and generally signals a person intends to plead guilty. Moff's public defender doesn't comment to the news media.

The New Derry woman has four retail theft convictions in Westmoreland County dating to 2009.