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Massillon Man Accused Of Embezzling $442,000 From Clients

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A criminal information was charging a Massillon man with bank embezzlement and false returns related to a scheme in which he defrauded four clients out of $442,072, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The information alleges that David Lee Cheviron, 61,was a financial consultant at First Merit Bank, Huntington Bank, and JP Morgan Chase Bank between 2006 and 2010, during which time he embezzled the money from the clients.

Cheviron converted the money for his own personal use. Cheviron also failed to report the funds he received from the schemes on his federal tax returns, according to the information.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, his role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentences will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Vasile C. Katsaros, following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service.

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The Defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 12, 2015