Former Network Appliance executive Bernadette Escue has been accused of embezzling more than $90,000 from the storage vendor.

According to documents filed by US Attorney Scott Schools in the San Jose federal court last week, Escue used NetApp-issued corporate credit cards to pay for myriad unauthorised personal expenses between February 5, 2001 and October 31, 2003.

The court documents say that Escue served as NetApp's global transportation manager and worked in the company's Sunnyvale, California HQ.

In a statement, NetApp confirmed that Escue worked as business services manager for the firm between December 1, 2000 and November 6, 2003. That statement added: "It is inappropriate for us to discuss any other details of Ms. Escue's employment until the criminal proceedings against her have concluded."

Among the wire fraud allegations, Escue is accused of charging 12,900 on a corporate credit card to pay tuition at a private high school, Drew School in San Francisco, according to the court documents.

In addition to restitution, Escue faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.