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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Michigan Woman Charged With Wire Fraud

A criminal information was filed charging Kimberly Meridieth, 45, of Temperance, Michigan, with wire fraud, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.       

Meridieth fraudulently obtained a mortgage loan in the amount of $239,112 in 2009, according to the information.

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

The investigating agency in this case is the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Ava Dustin. 

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  Defendants are 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