Friday, May 23, 2014

Goldsboro woman pleads guilty to wire fraud

RALEIGH, N.C. -A Goldsboro woman pled guilty to wire fraud in front of a federal judge on Thursday.

The U.S. Attorney General, Thomas G. Walker, announced that 57-year-old Hilda Parker is facing up to 20 years in prison for falsely verifying the shipment of good to the Defense and Logistics Agency.

Parker, the owner and operator of Parker Products awarded 217 purchase orders from the DLA between April 2007 and December 2007. Of those 217 orders, the company failed to deliver the goods from 29 of those orders.

The payment was made possible due to a streamlined fast-pay purchase system, which allowed Parker to receive payment on the verification of the shipment rather that the receipt of the goods.