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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Madill Woman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that KRISTEN RENEA BROWN, age 19, of Madill, Oklahoma, pled guilty to an Information charging her with 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 Information alleged that from on or about September 23, 2013 to on or about October 1, 2013, KRISTEN RENEA BROWN, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant herein, did execute a scheme to defraud Victim #1, an account holder at Landmark Bank in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, to-wit: the defendant transferred money from the bank account of Victim #1 into Defendant’s own bank account at Landmark Bank, and by means of debit card used said money to purchase items for her own use and benefit and the use and benefit of others. As part of the scheme to defraud, the defendant transmitted and caused to be transmitted by means of wire communication in interstate commerce, writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds, for the purpose of executing and attempting to execute the aforesaid scheme and artifice to defraud.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea, and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled upon its completion.

The statutory range of punishment is 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $250,000.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Updated March 19, 2015