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Baltimore woman indicted for stealing from Delaware company

Posted at 7:03 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 19:03:30-05

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore woman has been indicted for stealing from a Wilmington company receiving federal funds.

According to the indictment, 37-year-old April Pritchett engaged in a scheme to defraud her former employer. The indictment details how she collected tenant rent payments for the company in the form of money orders and changed the payee field to reflect her own name.

She then deposited over $95,000 of these money orders, meant for rent, into her personal bank account and used the stolen rent payments to fund international vacations, plastic surgery, and clothing purchases.

Pritchett hid her fraud by making false statements to the company's management to explain mounting rent delinquencies and making false entries into their tenant management system.

She is charged with Theft from a Program Receiving Federal Funds.

If she's convicted, Pritchett faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.