Cabell County Woman Sentenced for Federal Fraud Crimes
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Tiffani Meeks, 38, of Barboursville, was sentenced today to three years in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, for committing wire fraud on three separate occasions. Meeks was also ordered to pay $121,841.60 in restitution.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from August 1, 2019, through March 9, 2021, Meeks worked as a bookkeeper at a Cabell County business. Her duties included paying bills, monitoring credit and bank statements, maintaining accurate accounting records, and providing those records to the company’s owners upon request. Meeks pleaded guilty to using company credit cards not issued to her to make three unauthorized personal online purchases totaling $7,329.39 between February 19, 2020, and November 3, 2020.
Meeks further admitted that her unauthorized personal online purchases with the company credit cards totaled at least $121,841.60 between February 12, 2020, and June 18, 2021. Meeks made at least $6,862.83 of the unauthorized online purchases after she was fired by the company on March 9, 2021. In an effort to conceal her criminal conduct, Meeks had the unauthorized purchases shipped to her residence, mislabeled them as legitimate payments in company records, and withheld pages listing them before providing those records to the owners.
United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office.
United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorneys Ryan A. Keefe and Kristin F. Scott prosecuted the case.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:22-cr-119.
Updated April 24, 2023