Woman sentenced to prison for car loan and money order scams

February 20, 2018 GMT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for taking part in two fraud schemes.

U.S. Attorney John Durham said Tuesday that 40-year-old Rachael Alexander, of Stratford, will serve 41 months in prison.

A federal judge in New Haven also ordered her to pay about $444,000 in restitution. She was arrested in 2016 along with her husband Marc Alexander and Bernard Harris.

Prosecutors say she was involved in two schemes, one involving forged postal money orders and another involving fraudulent car loans.

The Alexanders and Harris pleaded guilty to various wire and mail fraud charges last year. Marc Alexander was sentenced to 8 years in prison and Harris was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Rachael Alexander has to report to prison in April.