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Press Release

Raleigh County Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charge

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Raleigh County woman pleaded guilty today to a federal fraud charge.

According to court documents and statements made during the plea hearing, Wanda Jane Goode, 42, of Shady Spring, was a cashier at a supermarket located in Beaver that sold Visa prepaid debit cards.  As a cashier, part of Goode’s job was to activate these prepaid cards. From April 2019 to September 2019, Goode fraudulently activated numerous prepaid cards for her own personal use.  During the scheme, Goode made more than $87,000 in fraudulent purchases or payments with the prepaid cards.  Pursuant to her plea agreement, Goode will pay $87,265.50 in restitution.

Goode pleaded guilty to wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced on June 16, 2022.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the U.S. Secret Service.

United States District Judge Frank W. Volk presided over the hearing.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Negar Kordestani is prosecuting 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. 5:22-cr-00008.

 

 

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Updated February 25, 2022