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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ohio woman indicted for wire fraud

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – An East Liverpool, Ohio woman was indicted today by a federal grand jury sitting in Martinsburg for allegedly stealing from her employer, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Danielle Varrati, age 37, was indicted for five counts of “Wire Fraud.” Varrati is accused of wiring approximately $176,000 from her place of employment to her personal bank account. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in Hancock County.

Varrati faces up to twenty years and a $250,000 fine for each count. 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 is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated March 21, 2017