Pitt employee charged with illicit credit card spending

Share with others:

Print Email Read Later

An employee at the University of Pittsburgh has been accused of charging more than $30,000 in personal purchases to a university-issued credit card.

Brenda Pecora, 41, was given a credit card called a “P-Card” in September 2012 for expenses related to the university’s Department of Plastic Surgery.

Ms. Pecora’s supervisor told police that, in a routine audit review, he noticed charges were being made to the card from various stores, including Staples, Best Buy and Wal-Mart, as well as online retailers, according to court documents.

The court docket cited Ms. Pecora's "reputation for criminal activity" in the affidavit for probable cause. Court documents show that, in July 2010, she was charged with writing bad checks at a Giant Eagle in North Versailles.

Police have charged Ms. Pecora with access device fraud.

Join the conversation:

Commenting policy | How to report abuse
To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.
Commenting policy | How to report abuse


Create a free PG account.
Already have an account?