- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The former comptroller of an Albuquerque construction company has pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft charges.

Prosecutors say 40-year-old Stephanie Pyle, of Albuquerque, faces up to a 12-year prison term when she’s sentenced and be required to pay restitution that currently is estimated at more than $2.4 million.

Pyle was charged in February on a 12-count indictment. She pleaded guilty to two counts Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Pyle faces up to a 10-year prison term on the credit card fraud charge and a mandatory two-year prison sentence on the aggravated identity theft charge, to be served consecutively.

They say Pyle used credit cards and account numbers in the name of a construction company without authorization and with the intent to defraud the business between January 2010 and May 2014.

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