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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Former Counselor at Clear Day Treatment Center charged with Fraud and Identity Theft

PITTSBURGH - A resident of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The four-count Indictment named Nina Marie Barkley, age 34, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, Barkley was employed as a counselor at Clear Day Treatment Center. “KP” was a patient at Clear Day Treatment Center and was counseled by Barkley. As part of the patient intake process “KP” was required to provide Clear Day Treatment Center with personal identification information such as a Social Security number, date of birth, and home residence. Barkley had access to “KP”’s personal identification information and without permission or authorization used “KP”’s personal identification information to obtain loans from various financial institutions.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 30 years in prison, a fine of $2,500,000 or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.  Indicate relevant bond/detention information if known

Assistant United States Attorneys Karen Gal-Or and Michael L. Ivory are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police and West Mifflin Police conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
Updated November 17, 2021