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Dickinson County Woman Charged
With Embezzling Credit Union Funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 4, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Dickinson County woman has been indicted on charges of embezzling $85,000 from a credit union where she worked, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Deborah A. Bomia, 45, Enterprise, Kan., is charged with one count of embezzlement from Enterprise Credit Union, 201 Factory, Enterprise, Kan. The crime is alleged to have occurred from April 30, 2005, to Aug. 8, 2011, in Dickinson County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rich Hathaway and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney are prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

A grand jury meeting in Topeka, Kan., also returned the following indictments:


Javier Vazquez-Hernandez, 40, Kansas City, Kan., and Jose Luis Osorieo-Torres, 31, Kansas City, Kan., are charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred at various times from June 2010 to Jan. 25, 2012, in Dickinson County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $10 million on each count. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Hough is prosecuting

Hashiem Jamil Ford, 33, Salina, Kan., and Patricia Felky, 57, Salina, Kan., are charged with two counts of making false statements to a licensed firearms dealer in order to purchase a firearm. In addition, Ford is charged with one count of unlawful use of a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in December 2011 and January 2012 in Saline County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Making false statements to a licensed firearms dealer in order to buy a firearm: A maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawful use of a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking: A maximum penalty of four years and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction: A maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

Shay Anthony Hawes, 32, Abilene, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and one count of possession of a stolen firearm. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Feb. 2, 2012, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

Jermaine Spates, 27, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 22, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million. The Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Warner is prosecuting.

Edgar Iglecias-Iglecias, 35, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found March 25, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Antonio Hernandez-Briones, 39, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found March 24, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Matthew Allen Pressler, 26, Topeka, Kan., is charged with three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2011 and 2012 in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

 

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