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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Easton Woman Charged In Fraud Scheme

Felicia Anne Straub, 41, of Easton, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, was charged Tuesday by information with three counts of wire fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft, and one count of tax evasion announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The information alleges that between September 5, 2006, and December 26, 2010, Straub as the former office manager of Financial Adjuster’s, Inc. misappropriated FAI funds of at least $561,579.39, which she used for personal purchases of goods and services, and to pay her husband’s personal credit card, at various locations throughout Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.

If convicted of all charges, Straub faces a maximum sentence of 67 years in prison, a mandatory minimum of two years in prison that must run consecutive to any sentence imposed on the tax and wire fraud counts, 3 years supervised release, a $500 special assessment, and a $750,000.00 fine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations, the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office, and the Whitehall Township Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kishan Nair.

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An Indictment or Information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

Updated December 15, 2014