N.Y. federation worker sentenced in $2 million scam

A UJA-Federation of New York employee was sentenced to six to 18 years in prison for stealing and selling the personal information of donors.

Tracey Nelson, 25, who had worked at the federation for three years, was sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court earlier this month in a plea deal answering charges of grand larceny, the New York Post reported. She was part of a $2 million identity theft operation that targeted the federation as well as banks and a car dealership.

Nelson sold the information of some 200 federation donors, according to the Forward. Others in the ring used the information to order duplicate credit cards or create and plunder dummy accounts.

According to the Post, UJA-Federation authorities have stressed that no donor suffered financial losses in the scam. — jta