- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont woman who told police she was working with Florida detectives to catch people in an international money scam has pleaded not guilty to two counts of false pretenses.

The Caledonian Record reports (https://bit.ly/1ETwCyx) 43-year-old Alisa Kelley-Johnson of Derby Line said she sent thousands of dollars to people in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Belarus and Egypt since 2012.

She’s accused of defrauding a local bank of $45,000. It received a package with a check from a firm with a reference to Kelley-Johnson’s IRA account, where it was deposited. Authorities say she later transferred money into savings, withdrew some and wired some to a different bank. A check was returned to the bank for having been drawn on a closed account and the IRS was informed of the distribution.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, https://www.caledonianrecord.com


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