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New Hampshire man sentenced for bank fraud

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - Kelvin L. Potter, of Dover, New Hampshire, was sentenced today to 40 hours in U.S. Marshal custody and five years of supervised release for bank fraud, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Potter, age 38, pled guilty to one count of “Bank Fraud” in September 2017. 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.

The judge ordered a money judgment of $45,000. Potter was also ordered to pay restitution in the amounts of $1,598.76 to Velco Inc. and $68,399.73 to JP Morgan Chase Bank.

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

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated September 29, 2021

Financial Fraud