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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Eufaula Man Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud, Criminal Forfeiture

Used Wire Communications To Defraud Multiple Victims Of Over $500,000

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that CRAIG DUANE GREENLEE, age 33, of Eufaula, Oklahoma pled guilty to an Information charging him with WIRE FRAUD, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343, punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both and a CRIMINAL FORFEITURE ALLEGATION.

The Information alleged beginning in or about 2012 and continuing through April 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly, and with the intent to defraud, devised and executed a scheme to defraud an individual by falsely representing that the individual could obtain a farm tractor and trailer by paying GREENLEE for the towing fees to remove the farm tractor and trailer from a ditch.  GREENLEE did so by using a personal handheld device to transmit communications through text messages and emails.

GREENLEE continued to use wire communications to defraud multiple victims of over $500,000.00.

The charges are a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

First Assistant United States Attorney Doug Horn represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated August 25, 2016