A 39-year-old woman pleaded guilty to wire fraud Friday after stealing more than $90,000 from a Maine business over a two year period.

Women Faces 20 Years in Prison and Fine

Alexis Hodges faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gain or loss.

“Fraudulently Used Bank Account”

Court records said Hodges “fraudulently used the bank account of a Kennebunk business to pay expenses for herself, her family members, and her business” between November 2019 and October 2021.

Woman Paid Personal Expenses

She used the money to pay rent, buy insurance policies, auto loans, credit card bills and other illegal transactions.

Business Contacted Police

The business discovered unauthorized payments in their account in September 2021 and contacted police.

U.S. Secret Service Investigation

The case was referred to the U.S. Secret Service New England Cyber Fraud Task Force.

Victim of Crime Protected and not Identified

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said it “does not identify victims of crime and is limiting identifying information, including the name and type of business, to protect the victim’s privacy.”

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