Charleston Woman, Samantha Miller Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Fraud and Possession of Stolen Mail
CHARLESTON, W.V (STL.News) United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Samantha Miller, 36, of Charleston, was sentenced to one year in federal prison for the felony offenses of bank fraud and possession of stolen mail matter. After Miller completes her sentence of federal incarceration, she will be placed on supervised release for a term of five years. Miller is also required to pay restitution back to the victim banks in the amount of $1,965.51.
“Miller stole a number of checks from the mail and attempted to alter and cash them for herself,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “In addition to her one year prison sentence, she will also pay restitution to the victims for the almost $2,000 she fraudulently received through her scheme.”
Samantha Miller previously pled guilty and admitted that in 2018 she traveled to various banks in Kanawha County and she presented stolen checks that had been altered in an attempt to cash them. On January 28, 2018, she successfully cashed an $800 check to obtain money that did not belong to her and that was not under her lawful control.