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North Canton man charged with embezzling $219,000

Sept. 30, 2013

A criminal information was filed charing a North Canton man with embezzling $219,000, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Joshua L. Haddad, age 29, is accused of embezzling approximately $219,900 from First Merit Corporation from April 2010 through September 2012. Haddad did this while he was employed as a teller at the bank’s Country Fair Branch, 4105 Tuscarawas Street West, in Canton, Ohio, which is a bank whose deposits were insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, according to the information.    

If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant's prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret A. Sweeney, following investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


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