US woman extradited from Dubai over fraud charges

Patricia Lynn Keller allegedly stole cash from employer for Disney World trip
US woman extradited from Dubai over fraud charges
Patricia Lynn Keller allegedly stole cash from employer for Disney World trip. (Photo for illustrative purposes only)
By Daniel Shane
Wed 10 Jul 2013 09:24 AM

A US woman has been extradited from Dubai over allegations that she stole more than $200,000 from her former employer, it has been reported.

According to WTAE, Pittsburgh resident Patricia Lynn Keller had been wanted by US authorities since missing a February 2011 court date. She had been charged with theft by unlawful taking and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and forgery.

The charges relate to allegations she stole about $217,500 from a medical practice using office charge and credit accounts. Keller is then said to have spent this money on trips to locations including Walt Disney World, Las Vegas and Aruba.

US detectives learned that Keller had initially fled the country to Moscow, before heading to the UAE. This caused police to add a further charge of flight to avoid apprehension and one of default in regard to a further missed court appearance.

Following the issuance of a red notice by Interpol requesting her arrest and subsequent extradition, Keller was detained by Dubai police in April. She arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport on Saturday.

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