- Associated Press - Saturday, October 22, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A former employee who used phony documents and corporate records to cheat a watch manufacturer out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Federal prosecutors say Lissette Delarosa must also forfeit $126,460. The 37-year-old Woodland Park resident had pleaded guilty in May to mail fraud conspiracy.

Prosecutors say the fraud scheme involved another company worker and ran from May 2003 to July 2010.

Delarosa and Cynthia Alvarez created hundreds of fictitious invoices, records, and customer complaints for watches and watch parts in the company’s invoicing system. They then had the merchandise sent to addresses they controlled.

Alvarez pleaded guilty in September 2015 to mail fraud conspiracy. The 51-year-old Kissimmee, Florida resident was sentenced in July to two years of probation.

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