- Associated Press - Thursday, June 15, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - A woman accused of embezzling nearly $3 million from two different real estate companies she worked for in Arizona and Georgia has pleaded guilty to wire fraud.

Federal prosecutors say Shana Raelisa Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 11 in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.

They say she’s facing up to a 20-year prison sentence and could be ordered to pay full restitution to victims.

Johnson was indicted in March on charges of wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.

Between 2008 and 2016, Johnson allegedly embezzled $2.9 million from real estate companies that employed her in Phoenix and Atlanta.

She allegedly used company accounts to issue fraudulent checks and unauthorized electronic transfers and used the money to buy herself luxury cars, trips and expensive jewelry and clothes.

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