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Two Sentenced On Theft, Fraud Charges

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

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Tara Tighe, Public Affairs Specialist

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Martinsburg area women were sentenced in federal court on theft and fraud charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Brenda Carmody, 49, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, was sentenced to three years of probation and a $500.00 fine after she stole more than $2,000.00 while employed at the Rippon, WV Post Office. Carmody pled guilty to one count of “Misappropriation of Postal Funds” in July 2014 after a United States Postal Inspection Service investigation revealed that she stole monies from a cash drawer and post office box rental fees totaling $2,031.91.

Martina Roberts, 41, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to two years of probation after she filed for personal bankruptcy and subsequently forged the bankruptcy trustee’s signature to authorize a line of credit to purchase a new car. Roberts pled guilty to one count of “Bankruptcy Fraud – Falsification of Documents” in July 2014.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Perri prosecuted Carmody and Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Cogar prosecuted Roberts on behalf of the government.

U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated January 7, 2015