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Preston County woman admits to wire fraud

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Cynthia Miller, of Newburg, West Virginia, has admitted to wire fraud, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Miller, 36, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.” Miller admitted to working with others to stage a vehicle accident, fabricate injuries, and file false insurance claims. The crime occurred from March to July 2019 in Taylor and Preston Counties.

Miller faces up to 20 years of 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 defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. ATF and the West Virginia Insurance Commission Fraud Unit investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated January 18, 2022

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