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W.Va. woman pleads guilty in Va. for role in Nigerian wire fraud scheme
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:03 AM EST
A West Virginia woman has pleaded guilty in Virginia to federal charges stemming from a Nigerian wire fraud scheme.
Elrod entered her plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon. She faces up to 30 years in prison on the charges, along with a potential 20 years for committing the crimes while on pretrial release.
Heaphy says Elrod received more than $446,000 from victims of the scheme. The money was sent to bank accounts she controlled by wire transfers. She structured more than $411,000 in cash transactions in an attempt to hide the transactions from the government.