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Western PA Financial Crimes Task Force Investigation Leads to Prison Sentence for South Side Man

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months plus one day term of imprisonment, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release, and restitution ordered on his conviction of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence yesterday on Warren H. Thompson, 31, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to the information presented to the court, Thompson conspired with others to steal bank account information belonging to account holders at Citizens Bank in Pittsburgh. They used the information to create accounts at another bank into which they deposited the stolen funds. From these accounts, they made multiple withdrawals of the stolen cash.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Western Pennsylvania Financial Crimes Task Force (WPFCTF) for conducted the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Thompson. The WPFCTF was established as a collaborative, multi-agency effort to effectively combat financial crimes, including identity fraud, in Western Pennsylvania. Partnering in this effort are the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Secret Service, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Updated September 1, 2015