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September 23, 2015

Martinsburg Man Sentenced for Lying on Loan Application

MARTINSBURG, WV—Steven A. Crites, 44, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to one day in prison followed by one year of supervised release for making a false statement on a loan application, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Crites applied for a loan with Wells Fargo Bank and falsely indicated that his monthly income was $29,000. In fact, his monthly income was $2,833.33. He pled guilty in March 21015 to one count of “False Statement on Loan Application.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the inquiry.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

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