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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Harrisburg Woman Charged With Credit Union Theft

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Brooke Shaeffer, age 24, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information with theft of funds on December 9, 2019.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the information alleges that in March 2017, Shaeffer stole approximately $19,599 from the Members 1st Federal Credit Union while employed as a teller.          

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli is prosecuting the case.

Criminal informations are only allegations.  All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is imprisonment for ten years, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.


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Financial Fraud
Updated December 11, 2019