A Maryland woman was indicted on charges she defrauded her Newark employer by using a company credit card to make $320,000 in unauthorized purchases over the course of roughly six years, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
According to authorities, 41-year-old Kimberly Sponaugle, of Port Deposit, was the business's office manager from from 2005 to 2010, then was promoted to director, a position she held until her termination in 2018.
The FBI Baltimore Division's Wilmington Office and Delaware State Police determined, between January 2012 and March 2018, she used $322,652 to purchase items like vacations, jewelry, limousine services, and charitable donations, officials said.
She hid the purchases by making false entries into the business's financial accounting system, the indictment says.
Sponaugle faces a maximum of 20 years if convicted of wire fraud.