Eugene woman pleads guilty in cell phone scheme
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) A Eugene woman has pleaded guilty to charges she made more than $300,000 buying thousands of cellphones, charging them to her employer and selling them on the Internet.
Federal prosecutors said 41-year-old Tamara Diane Brown used the money for a down payment on a house, cars and personal expenses.
Prosecutors say she had authority at the Pape Group to purchase company cellphones. They say she bought more than 5,100 phones and related devices from Sprint Nextel over 21 months, had them delivered to her home and sold them on eBay.
The Eugene Register-Guard reports sentencing on the mail fraud count is set March 20. A prosecutor said Tuesday restitution will be required, and he's awaiting a presentence report before deciding on a prison time request.