Hungarian national Beatrix Boka, aged 34, pleaded guilty before a Tennessee judge for her involvement in a fraud scheme that helped crooks illegally earn around $550,000 (430,000 EUR).
According to the Department of Justice, Boka pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud.
The woman and her accomplices put up vehicles for sale on eBay and other online marketplaces. The vehicles didn’t exist, but they managed to convince a number of individuals to wire them payments before actually seeing what they were buying.
Boka’s role in this international fraud scheme was to open a total of 17 bank accounts, each under a different false identity.
A number of 36 people were tricked into wiring $550,000 (430,000 EUR) to the accounts opened by Boka and her co-conspirator Aleksandar Kunkin, who already pleaded guilty around one week ago.
The woman faces a 5-year prison sentence and a $250,000 (195,000 EUR) fine.