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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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August 17, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Inwood Resident Convicted on Credit Card Fraud

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 41 year old Inwood, West Virginia, resident was convicted by a federal trial jury on August 11, 2010, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that PENNY RENAE YOUNG was convicted after a three-day trial on two counts of credit card fraud. Specifically, YOUNG was convicted of obtaining and using a Pitney Bowes Visa Credit Card in her own name on the account of her employer. YOUNG used the credit card to make personal purchases including a computer, down payment on a cruise, and cell phone service. All of this was done without the knowledge or permission of her employer.

YOUNG, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on each count.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service.

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