Meredith Shuster is charged with fraudulently obtaining more than $700,000 in student loans.
A Cranberry Township woman on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of bank fraud and mail fraud, according to United States Attorney David J. Hickton. Meredith Shuster, 36, of Redmond Court, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was told Shuster fraudulently obtained $729,000 in private lender student loans by using the identities and financial information of her parents. Hornak scheduled Shuster’s sentencing for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 8. The law provides for a total sentence of 50 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and …
Meredith Shuster is accused of fraudulently obtaining student loans.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh has indicted a Cranberry Township woman on charges of bank fraud, mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. According to the 12-count indictment, Meredith L. Shuster, 34, of Redmond Court, fraudulently obtained private lender student loans; she provided loan applications that included forged signatures of purported guarantors of the loans. Shuster also is charged with identity theft. The law provides for a maximum sentence of 304 years in prison, a fine of $10,500,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the …