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Petal Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Miss. – Martina Tashay Wade, 34, of Petal, pled guilty today before Senior U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to a Criminal Information charging her with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Inspector in Charge Chris Cave with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office.

In November 2015, Wade conspired to commit bank fraud and participated in the execution of a scheme to obtain money from Citizens Bank by presenting an altered $5,000 check, which had her name added for cashing, and on which she was paid due to her false representation.

Wade will be sentenced by Judge Starrett on October 2, 2019, at 9:45 a.m, in Hattiesburg.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones.

Updated June 19, 2019

Financial Fraud