Amanda Bishop, 35, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, was convicted in federal court after she submitted fraudulent mortgage documents during court proceedings.
An investigation revealed that Bishop fell behind on her mortgage payments and subsequently created and submitted to the court fake bank statements purporting to show that she had made mortgage payments in the amount of $1,848.00 on Nov. 17, 2010, and Dec. 15, 2010.
Bishop pled guilty to one count of “False Declaration Before Court,” for which she faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced the conviction. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul Camilletti and Anna Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.