Calera Woman Sentenced To 6 Months, $70,000 Restitution For Wire Fraud
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Regina Lynn Trent, age 46, of Calera, Oklahoma was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment, 6 months home detention, and 3 years supervised release for three counts of Wire Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343. The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was also ordered to pay $70,328.72 in restitution and the court entered an order imposing a money judgment in the amount of $70,328.72.
The Information alleged that on three separate occasions in 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant unlawfully and for the purpose of executing a fraudulent scheme, caused to be transmitted by means of wire communication in interstate commerce writings, signs, signals, pictures, and sounds, ACH debits in various amounts, paid from Parity Trucking Company’s First Texoma National Bank checking account ending in xxx0886 and transferred to Comdata’s bank account ending in xxx1506 at Regions Bank in Nashville, Tennessee.
“The defendant’s fraudulent scheme deprived a small business owner of a significant amount of money,” said United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester. “Because of the hard work of the FBI and members of this office, the defendant’s crimes were thoroughly investigated, she was prosecuted, and will be held accountable. This office will make every effort to ensure that the defendant pays the restitution the Court has ordered to make the victim whole.”
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.