CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A North Carolina woman is charged with running an identity theft scheme that netted nearly $2 million from West Virginia’s state government.

A federal indictment charges Angella Muthoni Chegge-Kraszeski with conspiracy to engage in illegal monetary transactions.

The indictment says she and others fraudulently posed as legitimate state vendors and redirected those vendors’ payments into bank accounts they establishment in Minnesota and elsewhere.

The 33-year-old Raleigh woman was arrested in May and charged with unsuccessfully trying a similar scheme on Florida’s state government.

West Virginia Auditor Glen Gainer III says he expects more indictments.

Information about Chegge-Kraszeski’s lawyer couldn’t immediately be found.

AP-ES-06-03-09 1909EDT


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