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Ohio Woman Sentenced to Time Served for Check Scheme

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Ohio has been sentenced in federal court to time served, three years supervised release, 180 days of home detention, and restitution in the amount of $24,244.00 on a charge of conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Kadijha D. Starks, 25, formerly of Columbus, Ohio.

According to the information presented to the court, beginning in and around September, 2014, and continuing thereafter until in and around October, 2017, Starks and conspirators used false identification cards to negotiate counterfeit checks at casinos including the River’s Casino in Pittsburgh in December, 2015.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Attorney commended the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Kadijha D. Starks.

Updated December 17, 2019

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