ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say a former Sandia National Laboratories worker used her position and created a phony company to defraud the facility of more than $2 million.
A federal grand jury indicted 55-year-old Carla Sena, of Albuquerque, on Wednesday on 11 counts including wire fraud, major fraud against the U.S. and money laundering.
A former procurement officer, Sena was tasked in 2010 with overseeing the bidding for a $2.3 million contract for moving services.
According to the indictment, Sena prepared a bid for a company under someone else’s name. She also leveraged other bidders’ information to ensure herself the winning bid.
According to the indictment, Sena diverted at least $640,000 between December 2011 and April 2015 to her father’s businesses.
It was not immediately known if Sena had an attorney.