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Press Release

Olyphant Man Charged With Theft Of Government Funds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Timothy Scheitlin, age 43, of Olyphant, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information on December 3, 2018, with theft of Government funds.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the information alleges that Scheitlin was employed at Tobyhanna Army Depot and part of his job duties included collecting U.S. currency from vending machines. During the course of his employment, Scheitlin allegedly stole over $1,000 from the United States between January 2014 and February 2017.

The case was investigated by the Army Criminal Investigation Division and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenny P. Roberts.

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 10 years of imprisonment, 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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Updated December 4, 2018