Mt. Pleasant woman charged in wire fraud case

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - A Mt. Pleasant woman Wednesday was charged with five counts of wire fraud.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office, 55-year-old Amelia Ackerman used her employment as a comptroller to embezzle more than $340,000 from her employer by means of interstate wire transfers.

If Ackerman is convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of a $250,000 fine and five years in prison.

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