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

Thursday, February 1, 2018

York Woman Charged With Wire Fraud

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Wendi E. Detter, age 44, of York, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information on January 31, 2018, with wire fraud.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Detter, who had been President and part owner of YCP, Inc., a construction and excavation business, embezzled more than $100,000 from YCP, Inc.  The information alleges from January 2010 through June 2016, Detter used her position and her access to financial accounts to write herself checks for her own personal use and financial gain.  The information also alleges that, in order to conceal the embezzlement, Detter made false entries in the company's QuickBooks accounting software she maintained as part of her duties.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph J. Terz 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 guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty under the federal statute is 20 years' 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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Financial Fraud
Updated February 1, 2018