Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bristol Man Charged in Wire Fraud Scheme

Terri Thompson, age 44, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was charged today by information with wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the information, Thompson devised a scheme to defraud Ruggiero and Ogle, a steamship brokerage company headquartered in Staten Island, New York, of approximately $489,122.91, while working at the company’s Bensalem office between 2005 and 2012.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 40 years of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laurie Magid.

An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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