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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cranberry Twp. Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Allegheny Valley Bank

PITTSBURGH - A former Butler County resident has been sentenced in federal court to six months imprisonment and six months of home detention, to be followed by five years of supervised release, on her conviction of bank fraud, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today. The defendant was also ordered to pay $62,842.57 in restitution.

Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence on Jennifer Colamarino, 35.

According to information presented to the court, from October 2014 through March 2015, Colamarino defrauded Allegheny Valley Bank by using a closed PNC Bank account to make approximately 94 fraudulent online payments towards her husband’s Allegheny Valley Bank credit card account. Colamarino then used the Allegheny Valley Bank credit card at various locations to make numerous purchases. During the relevant time period, Colamarino made no legitimate payments towards the Allegheny Valley Bank credit card account, and Allegheny Valley Bank suffered a loss of approximately $62,842.57 as a result of the fraud.

Assistant United States Attorney Lee J. Karl prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Colamarino.

Updated March 21, 2017