Westmoreland County Resident Sentenced to 36 Months’ Imprisonment for Conviction of Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Westmoreland County, has been sentenced in federal court to 36 months’ imprisonment and four years’ supervised release on her conviction of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.
United States District Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Nina Marie Barkley, age 36, of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
According to information presented to the court, while Barkley was employed as a counselor at a drug treatment facility, she stole the personal identification information of a patient, identified in the Indictment as K.P., including K.P.’s Social Security number, date of birth, and home residence. Barkley then used K.P.’s personal identification information, without K.P.’s permission or authorization, to obtain loans from various financial institutions. The total losses associated with the fraud were over $60,000.
The court also was informed that, after Barkley was charged with the offenses in the Indictment, she continued to use K.P.’s personal identification information, without K.P.’s permission or authorization, and applied for government assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (“ERAP”) in K.P.’s name. In addition, after being charged with the offenses in the Indictment, Barkley stole the personal identification information of another individual and used that information to attempt to obtain another line of credit.
Assistant United States Attorney Karen Gal-Or prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Pennsylvania State Police and West Mifflin Police conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Barkley.
Updated September 11, 2023