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Former employee of bail bonding company sentenced for tax fraud

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA –Jolynn Gilchrist, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to two years probation for tax fraud, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Gilchrist, age 50, former employee W&S Bail Bonding, doing business as A Bail Bonding by ABC of Wheeling, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “False Tax Return” in June 2018. Gilchrist admitted to filing an inaccurate federal tax return for the 2015 tax year.

Gilchrist was also ordered to pay $2,028 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jarod J. Douglas and Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, the West Virginia Commission on Special Investigations, and the West Virginia State Police investigated. 

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated May 21, 2019