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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Moundsville woman pleads guilty to embezzlement

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Shawna Tolpa, 48, of Moundsville, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court today to embezzling over $52,000 from United Bank in Marshall County, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Tolpa pled guilty today to one count of “Bank Theft.”  She faces up to thirty years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The investigation was led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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

Updated September 13, 2016