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Atoka Woman Sentenced To 5 Months, $29,000 Restitution For Wire Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2014

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that MICHELLE RENA McININCH, age 44, of Atoka, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 5 months imprisonment, followed by 5 months of home detention, 3 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $29,337.74 in restitution for Wire Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1343.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Office of Emily Redman, District 19 District Attorney and the United States Secret Service. The defendant pled guilty in November 2013.

The Information alleged that in or about January, 2013 through in or about March, 2013, the defendant, did execute a scheme to defraud banks within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, to-wit: the defendant deposited false and fraudulent financial instruments into accounts at First United Bank, Landmark Bank, BancFirst and First Texoma Bank and immediately began withdrawing approximately $43,121.11 from the accounts by means of automated teller machines (ATMs). As part of the scheme to defraud, the defendant transmitted and caused to be transmitted by means of wire communication in interstate commerce, writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds, for the purpose of executing and attempting to execute the aforesaid scheme and artifice to defraud.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing. The defendant was ordered to report to the Bureau of Prisons on August 14, 2014.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

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