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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Wire fraud admitted

  • Defendant awaits sentencing.
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  • The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that Michelle Rena McIninch 44, of Atoka, pled guilty to an Information charging her with Wire Fraud.
     
    The charges arose from an investigation by the Office of Emily Redman, District 19 District Attorney and the United States Secret Service.
     
    The Information alleged that in January, 2013 through March, 2013, the defendant, did execute a scheme to defraud banks within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, to-wit: the defendant deposited false and fraudulent financial instruments into accounts at First United Bank, Landmark Bank, BancFirst and First Texoma Bank and immediately began withdrawing approximately $43,121.11 from the accounts by means of automated teller machines (ATMs). As part of the scheme to defraud, the defendant transmitted and caused to be transmitted by means of wire communication in interstate commerce, writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds, for the purpose of executing and attempting to execute the aforesaid scheme and artifice to defraud.
     
    The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea, and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled upon its completion. The defendant remains on bond pending sentencing.
     
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