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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

May 25, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Four Entered Guilty Pleas in Federal Court

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Four defendants entered guilty pleas on May 19 and 20, 2011, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

CARRIE M. PRZYWARTY, age 27, of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging her with aiding and abetting the trafficking in and use of unauthorized access devices to obtain more than $1,000 worth of goods. Between January 2010 and April 2010, while employed as a customer service supervisor for Citibank located in Hagerstown, Maryland, PRZYWARTY obtained the account numbers and personal identifiers of approximately 33 account holders and provided the information to her co-defendant who used the information to obtain merchandise. PRZYWARTY, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the United States Secret Service.

DANIEL THOMAS HOFF-HAYES, age 25, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to a one-count Information charging him with being a convicted felon in possession of two firearms in Berkeley County. HOFF-HAYES, who is in custody, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. The Task Force consists of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

LISA D. KIRK, age 28, of Winchester, Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging her with acquiring and obtaining oxycodone by fraud and deception on December 28, 2008, while employed as a Registered Nurse at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg. As part of her plea, KIRK agrees to surrender her nursing license in all jurisdictions in which she is licensed and further agrees not to apply for reinstatement of such licenses for a period of two years following suspension. KIRK, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of four years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, and the Veterans Affairs Police Department.

TASHA NICOLE WRIGHT, age 23, of Sharpsburg, Maryland, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging her with aiding and abetting a larceny from a vehicle on August 16, 2010, within Harper’s Ferry National Park. WRIGHT, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of one year imprisonment and a fine of $100,000. The case was investigated by the United States National Park Service.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber.

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