OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Sharon L. Potter
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
April 7, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Clarksburg Resident Sentenced to Three Years for
Cashing Fraudulent Checks & Making Unauthorized Credit Card Purchases
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 30 year old Clarksburg, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on April 6, 2009, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that WILLIAM ZANE HOMEIER was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $76,814.21. HOMEIER entered a plea of guilty on December 17, 2008, to an Information charging him with conspiring with his wife, Arlene Homeier, to write and cash fraudulent checks and make unauthorized purchases with credit cards from April 2007 to August 2007. The checks and credit cards were obtained from Arlene Homeier’s employer, Sutter Roofing & Metal Co., Inc.
HOMEIER is currently in custody. Arlene Homeier was earlier sentenced to 15 months imprisonment in November 2008.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Clarksburg Police Department.
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