Huntington Woman Sentenced for Bank Fraud
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington woman was sentenced on three counts of bank fraud, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Kimberly Dawn Price, also known as Kimberly Dawn Swann, age 60, was sentenced to 33 months in prison.
“It’s simple. Price was a thief who stole from an employer that implicitly trusted her,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “And know she’s being held accountable.”
Price was employed as a staff accountant with a local accounting firm. Between 2009 and 2015, in the course of her employment, Price wrote and forged signatures on checks on at least three accounts belonging to the firm’s clients without authorization. Price deposited checks into her own bank account and used the money to pay gambling debts, as well as other expenditures.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Virginia State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Greg McVey handled the prosecution. United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence. hearing.