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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 22, 2017

New Hampshire man admits to bank fraud charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A Dover, New Hampshire man has admitted to bank fraud, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Kelvin L. Potter, age 36, pled guilty today to one count of “Bank Fraud.” Potter admitted to transferring money from an account at Chase Bank belonging to Velco, Inc., which holds the business account of Vocelli Pizza in Wheeling, without authorization. The crime occurred in May 2015.

Potter faces up to 30 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated September 22, 2017