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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 22, 2016

Philadelphia Man Charged With Wire Fraud

Andrew Heineman, 30, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged yesterday by Information1 with multiple counts of wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The indictment alleges that in April 2015 through August 2015, Heineman stole money from his employer, Genji Sushi, by issuing unauthorized checks to himself and depositing them into his personal bank account. Some of these ill-gotten funds purchased a Chevrolet Tahoe, which has since been seized by the government.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of twenty years.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Denise S. Wolf.

1An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated July 22, 2016