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Page County man is indicted for wire fraud

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The United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Virginia reports that a Page County man has been indicted for wire fraud.

A federal grand jury in Charlottesville returned the indictment charging Vernon Fisher with wire fraud and allegedly stealing over $200,000 from his former employer.

Fisher of Shenandoah Virginia is charged with five counts of wire fraud from a plastic company he worked for in Elkton.

The 66-year-old Fisher is accused of being engaged in a multi-year scheme involving over 300 financial transactions.

Fisher allegedly linked his personal bank accounts to his former employer’s accounts.

He would funnel company money to his own account for personal expenses.

Fisher was making purchases at Neiman Marcus, Kay Jewelers, Macy’s, Nordstrom, along with other high-end retailers.

In all over 300 financial transactions were made from approximately 2017 through 2021.

Along with those fraudulent transactions Fisher allegedly linked his pay pal and cash app accounts to his former employer.

He again funneled money from the plastic company’s account to his own for his expenses.

Fisher worked as the company’s accountant and controller.

Fisher was in charge of  filing taxes, running payroll, managing cash, bank deposits, and paying company bills.

If convicted Fisher faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

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