Sacramento authorities sentenced a former resident to about four years in federal prison after being convicted in a fraud scheme targeting a veterinary clinic in Rancho Cordova, prosecutors said.

Fraud Scheme

The suspect, 42-year-old Rose Marie Segale, pleaded guilty to several charges, including access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, the U.S. attorney’s office for the eastern district of California said.

Authorities sentenced the now San Jose resident on Thursday to three years and nine months in federal prison. Prosecutors said the suspect, along with 49-year-old Marie Antoinette Alcanter, Segale’s coworker, planned to defraud clients and steal their personal information while working at the clinic from December 2016 to March 2018.

Legal experts said Segale gave Alcanter information she stole to make purchases, withdrawals, and open financial accounts in their names. Authorities said the two suspects made over $46,000 using their fraud scheme.

In September 2020, officials sentenced Alcanter to four and a half years in prison, the Associated Press reported.