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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 3, 2019

West Virginia Man Sentenced for Interstate Transportation of Two Checks Taken by Fraud

PITTSBURGH: A resident of Wellsburg, West Virginia, has been sentenced in federal court to three year of probation on his conviction of violating federal laws of interstate transportation of fraudulently obtained property, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on James E. Miller, III, age 48, of Wellsburg, West Virginia.

According to the information presented to the court, Miller unlawfully caused two checks totaling $32,671.50, issued by a victim business, to be transported from Charleroi, Pennsylvania to Wellsburg, West Virginia, knowing that the checks were taken by fraud.  Miller transported a check in the amount of $19,527.50 in November 2016 and a check in the amount of $13,144.00 in January 2017.

Assistant United States Attorney Yvonne M. Saadi prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Attorney commended the United States Postal Inspection Service – Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of James E. Miller, III.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated May 3, 2019