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Glassport Woman Admits Defrauding Local Funeral Home

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Glassport, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of issuing forged checks, theft of government money and access device fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Deborah A. Mattie, 48, pleaded guilty to the three felony counts before United States District Judge Gustave Diamond. 

According to information presented to the Court at the guilty plea, Mattie defrauded the Finney Funeral Home.

Judge Diamond scheduled sentencing for May 4, 2016.  The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of $750,000 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. 

Pending sentence, the court released Mattie on bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Allegheny County Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Information in this case.

Updated January 8, 2016