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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Meridian Woman Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Scheme


Jackson, Miss. – Theresa Wash, 51, of Meridian, was sentenced on January 31, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves, to serve two years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for exceeding authorized access, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze. She was also ordered to pay $797,287.85 in restitution and to forfeit a house which has yet to be appraised.

Wash was the controller of a Meridian business and stole funds from her employer. She previously pled guilty to the charge.

The case was investigated by the FBI Jackson Division Cyber Crime Task Force. The task force is comprised of investigators from the Madison Police Department, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, and FBI Agents from the Jackson Field Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Wansley.

Updated February 2, 2017