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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Columbus, Ohio woman sentenced for transporting stolen items across state lines

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Kasie A. Morgan, 24, of Columbus, Ohio was sentenced to 35 months in federal court today for transporting stolen goods across state lines, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Morgan conspired to steal smart phones, tablets, head phones, game stations, and computers from Walmart, Target, and Meijer stores in eight different states, including West Virginia and Ohio. The value of the stolen goods are estimated to be in excess of $500,000. She pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Transport Stolen Goods in Interstate Commerce” in October 2016. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Columbus Police Department investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

Updated January 3, 2017