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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

January 19, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Moundsville Resident Enters Plea in Federal Court

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 31 year old Moundsville, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on January 18, 2012, in United States District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: SHANEY LILLEY entered a plea of guilty to one count of bank embezzlement. LILLEY engaged in a scheme to knowingly embezzle approximately $78,185.78 from the BB&T Bank in Moundsville from at least February of 2007 to June 29, 2011. On June 25, 2010, as part of the embezzlement scheme, LILLEY fraudulently processed a loan in the name of a customer in the approximate amount of $7,025 which proceeds were utilized for the personal benefit and use of LILLEY. LILLEY, who is free on bond, faces a maximum exposure of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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