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Clarksburg woman sentenced for mail fraud

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Clarksburg, West Virginia woman was sentenced today to 21 months incarceration for mail fraud, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Chasity Costilow, age 38, pled guilty to one count of “Mail Fraud” in May 2017. Costilow admitted to taking part in a staged vehicular accident in September 2012 in Marion County. She also admitted to faking injuries from said accident and filing a false insurance claim, from which she received a settlement of approximately $60,000.

Costilow was also ordered to pay $65, 096.84 in restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia Insurance Commission Office of Inspector General and the United States Postal Inspection Service investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated September 12, 2017

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