Accountant charged $3 million in personal expenses to employer’s credit card, feds say

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A Camden County woman has been charged with embezzling millions from a New Jersey-based company where she held several positions, including senior accountant, authorities said.

Jennifer Vandever, 49, of Atco, was charged with four counts of wire fraud, one count of unauthorized use of access devices, one count of aggravated impersonation and four counts of tax evasion, according to US attorney Philip R. Sellinger.

She appeared in U.S. District Court on Friday via videolink and was released on an unsecured bond of $100,000, Sellinger said.

The thefts took place from 2011 to 2018 when Vandever worked in the company’s accounting department, authorities said. Vandever is accused of charging “significant amounts of personal expenses for herself and her family to the company’s corporate credit cards,” Sellinger said in a statement.

“The program was $3 million. During the four years 2015 through 2018, Vandever attempted to evade $514,801 in federal income tax on $1.49 million of unreported diverted taxable income,” Sellinger alleged in the statement.

The government did not name the company where Vandever worked. FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents investigated, Seller said.

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