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

Monday, June 26, 2017

Ohio woman convicted of wire fraud

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – An East Liverpool, Ohio woman was convicted today of stealing from her employer, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Danielle Varrati, age 37, pled guilty to one count of “Wire Fraud.” Varrati admitted to wiring approximately $176,000 from her place of employment to her personal bank account. The crime occurred in Hancock County.
Varrati faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. 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 defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae Demasi-Lemon prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated.

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

Financial Fraud
Updated June 26, 2017