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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Midlothian Businessman Arrested on Fraud Charges

RICHMOND, Va. – The owner of Midlothian businesses Premier Consulting Services and Premier Credit Consultants was arrested this morning on federal fraud charges.

Timothy Scott Wenk, 50, of Chesterfield County, is charged with one count of wire fraud. According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Wenk operated several businesses, including of Premier Consulting Services, Capital Business Services and Premier Credit Consultants, which purported to offer a variety of financial services, including mortgage finance and credit repair services. The criminal complaint specifically alleges that Wenk defrauded a victim identified as “V.S.” of $5,496 related to a home the victim was to rent from Wenk but which the defendant never made available for rent. The affidavit further alleges that approximately 70 customers of his businesses have experienced losses of more than $750,000.

Wenk faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison if convicted. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after Wenk’s initial appearance in federal court. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian R. Hood is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:17-mj-107.

A criminal complaint contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated June 15, 2017