Ulysses Woman Indicted on Bank Fraud Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 09, 2010|
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that the grand jury for the Middle District of Pennsylvania returned an Indictment against Connie K. Jones of Ulysses, Pennsylvania.
According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Jones, age 61, is charged in a one-count indictment with bank fraud totaling approximately $18,085. She is alleged to have created fraudulent money orders then deposited them in her bank account at Citizens & Northern Bank in Knoxville, Pennsylvania.
If convicted of the offense, Jones faces a maximum penalty of 10 years’ confinement and a fine of $250,000.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Williamsport Resident Agency, and the Pennsylvania State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Wayne P. Samuelson is assigned to prosecute the case.
An Indictment or Information is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Grand Jury and/or United States Attorney against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the United States has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant has pled guilty to the charges.