By Associated Press - Friday, January 22, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque couple has been convicted on wire fraud charges and could each be facing up to 20-year prison sentences.

Prosecutors say 38-year-old Matthew Channon and his 35-year-old wife Brandi Channon were found guilty Friday in a federal court in Albuquerque after a seven-day trial.

They say the couple was convicted on a conspiracy charge and six wire fraud charges arising out of a sophisticated scheme to defraud an office supply business out of more than $100,000.

The indictment accused the Channons perpetuated a scheme to fraudulently obtain rewards certificates from more than 300 OfficeMax stores in more than 20 states from August 2009 through June 2011.

Their sentencing hearings haven’t been set yet, but prosecutors say the couple could each get a $250,000 fine in addition to prison terms.

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