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Employees indicted for scheme to defraud and embezzle $1.4 million from Texas trucking company

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Two women were arrested last week and now face multiple conspiracy and fraud charges related to a scheme to divert funds from their trucking company employers into their own bank accounts.

On May 26, 2023, Dina Maldonado Morales, 42, and Laura Ballesteros Haby, 52, were arrested and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and three counts of wire fraud and aiding and abetting wire fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas.

Authorities say that the two women used their positions at Eagle Pass, Texas-based trucking company MH Group “to divert the company‚Äôs customer account receivable payments to their own bank accounts.”

The pair are accused of embezzling, diverting, and stealing $1.4 million between July 2017 and April 2019.

If convicted, both Morales and Haby face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on the conspiracy count and 20 years in prison on the three wire fraud and aiding and abetting counts.

Homeland Security Investigations led the investigation.

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