Marion County man sentenced for mail fraud
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Clarksburg, West Virginia man was sentenced today to 18 months incarceration for mail fraud, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.
Eric Warner, age 35, pled guilty to one count of “Mail Fraud” in June 2017. Warner admitted to taking part in a staged vehicular accident in January 2012 in Harrison County. He also admitted to faking injuries from said accident and filing a false insurance claim, from which he, and others, received insurance settlements of approximately $101,500. Warner also admitted his role in procuring an insurance settlement check in someone else’s name in the amount of $46,500.
Warner was also ordered to pay $152,603.64 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.