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Judge Sentences Tarentum Woman to 3 Years in Prison for Defrauding Citizens Bank

March 4, 2014

PITTSBURGH - A Tarentum woman has been sentenced in federal court to 36 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, on her conviction of bank fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Suzanne Czwalga Andre, 48.

According to information presented to the court, from July 2011 to November 2011, Andre negotiated fraudulent checks at various branches of Citizens Bank that she knew would not be honored by the banks on whose accounts the checks were drawn.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Postal Inspection Service and the United States Secret Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Andre.

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