Melissa Corso Charged with Defrauding Former Employers

Melissa Corso Charged with Defrauding Former Employers

Connecticut Woman, Melissa Corso Charged with Defrauding Former Employers in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J (STL.News) A Connecticut woman was arrested today and charged with engaging in a scheme to divert more than approximately $540,000 in payments owed to her former employers by using an unauthorized PayPal account to misappropriate the funds for personal use, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.

Melissa Corso, 50, of Groton, Connecticut, is charged by complaint with two counts of wire fraud.  She made her initial appearance today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, prior to her transfer to the District of New Jersey.

According to the complaint:

From February 2013 through July 2019, Corso misappropriated approximately $540,000 in customer payments owed to her former employers by directing their customers to submit their payments to a PayPal account linked to Corso’s work email address, which Corso had access to and control over.  Corso sent one-time payment links to certain customers via her work email account with instructions to submit payment to her PayPal account, which was not authorized to receive these payments.

In total, Corso caused the victim companies’ customers to pay over approximately $3.1 million of funds due to the companies into her PayPal account through approximately 1,150 transactions. 

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