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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Virginia man admits to bank fraud

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Virginia man has admitted to bank fraud, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Ajarhi Roberts, also known as Wayne Roberts , age 25, of Stephens City, Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “Bank Fraud.” Roberts admitted to using another’s identifying information to commit bank fraud. The crime occurred in March and June of 2016 in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Roberts faces up to 30 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Financial Fraud
Updated February 14, 2018