Federal prosecutors say a woman has admitted embezzling more than $446,000 from the northern New Jersey medical practice where she formerly worked as a receptionist.
They also say 53-year-old Gwendolyn Muller used fraudulent credit cards to obtain more than $200,000 in goods and services and evaded taxes on that illegal income.
Muller, who formerly lived in Kearny, pleaded guilty Monday to embezzlement, credit card fraud and tax evasion charges.
She faces up to 25 years in prison when she's sentenced Feb. 19 and will forfeit $556,000 to the United States government.
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From 2007 through 2011, prosecutors say Muller used her position to take, conceal and cash more than $446,000 in checks paid by insurance companies to the medical practice for services to patients.