West Virginia Man Sentenced for Inflating Income on Loan Application

Rachel Dollar —  September 25, 2015 — 1 Comment

Steven A. Crites, 44, Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to one day in prison followed by one year of supervised release for making a false statement on a loan application.

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.”

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced the sentence.  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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  1. Interestingly, this guy was also serving as an active Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputy.
    Moreover, his business partner, Van Wagner had drug-related convictions along with ties to former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry. http://articles.herald-mail.com/2012-04-16/news/31351785_1_crites-town-homes-mortgage-loans

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