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Northern Cambria Woman Sentenced for Tax and Wire Fraud

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

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court on February 20, 2024, to a total of 12 months and one day in prison followed by two years of supervised release on her conviction of tax and wire fraud, United States Attorney Eric Olshan announced today.

United States Senior District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Sarah Stiles, 39.

According to information presented to the Court, Stiles admitted that, in and around December 2019, she willfully failed to collect and pay over employees’ employment taxes, a task for which she was personally responsible as the vice president of a Northern Cambria business. She further admitted that, from on or about August 2, 2019, until on or about February 26, 2020, she knowingly and willfully conspired to commit wire fraud, in part by directing fraudulent payments from her employer to a fictitious company.

Assistant United States Attorney Arnold P. Bernard Jr. prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police, and Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Stiles.

Updated February 22, 2024