Former employee indicted for $250K from realty company

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A former employee of a reality company was indicted for fraud, Thursday.

36-year-old Lindsay Kneff, of Virginia Beach, was a manager of Rose & Womble Realty Company. She was responsible for overseeing the processing of commissions and accounts payable. 

According to the indictment, between January 2014 and August 2015, Kneff is alleged to have written checks on the Rose & Womble account to pay her personal expenses. She made unauthorized wire transfers into her own accounts and altered Rose & Womble money orders by writing in her own name as the payee. These actions resulted in a $255,147.20 loss for the company. 

Kneff was indicted on six counts of wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud, one count of falsely altering Postal Service money orders, and three counts of engaging in monetary transactions in criminally derived property. 

Kneff faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each count of wire and mail fraud, five years on the count of charging false alteration of Postal Service money orders, and 10 years on each count of engaging in monetary transactions in criminally derived property if convicted. 


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