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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hillsville Man Arrested on Federal Bank Fraud Charge

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A Hillsville, Va. accountant and bookkeeper has been arrested on a Federal criminal complaint.

Robert Donald Morgan, III, 43, of Hillsville, Va., was arrested yesterday, April 22, 2015, on a federal criminal complaint charging him with one count of bank fraud, alleging that he knowingly executed a scheme to obtain money for which he was not entitled by fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the United States Secret Service, the Virginia State Police, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Service. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Bockhorst will prosecute the case for the United States.

A criminal complaint is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated April 29, 2015