Houston woman gets prison for $1M computer fraud

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Houston woman who worked for a New Orleans mortgage lender has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for stealing more than $1 million from the company.

U.S. District Judge Frederick Block also on Thursday ordered 34-year-old Jodie Hoang to pay $1,017,701 in restitution to Standard Mortgage Corp., where she was an accounting clerk.

Hoang pleaded guilty to a computer fraud charge in September.

Prosecutors said she used the company’s computer system to change deposit codes for payments customers made at mortgage closings, then created checks payable to herself or her credit card providers.