Federal Grand Jury Indicts Four WV Residents on Various Charges

A federal grand jury in Martinsburg handed up indictments against four people on a variety of charges.

Twenty-one-year-old Eddie Lee Penland of Charles Town faces four charges for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition earlier this year. He was also indicted for possessing a stolen firearm.

If convicted, Penland faces up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.

Thirty-nine-year-old Tricia Lynne Jones of Martinsburg is charged with conspiring to use multiple credit cards in the names of various individuals with intent to defraud.

Her indictment alleges she obtained goods and services costing almost $3,000 from December 2007 through April 2008.

Jones also faces two counts of making a false statement to a federal agent regarding the scheme.

She faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.

Thirty-nine-year-old Steffney Denise Mahon, who also goes by the last name Wells, of Martinsburg faces a charge involving Social Security benefits.

The indictment says she was getting payments for her juvenile daughter and failed to alert the Social Security Administration when her daughter was taken away from her and placed in foster care.

It also says that between June 2005 and November 2008, she received payments totaling more than $25,000.

Mahon faces up to ten years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Sixty-two-year-old Herman D. Sisk of Martinsburg faces a charge of embezzlement.

He allegedly embezzled and converted to his own use $20,000 worth of Veterans Administration disability benefits in November 2006.

He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

None of the indictments mentioned above connect any of the four people to each other.

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