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Wendy Weikal-Beauchat faces federal fraud charges

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Posted: Monday, November 4, 2013 10:20 am | Updated: 8:08 am, Tue Nov 5, 2013.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has charged Wendy Weikal-Beauchat, 46, of Gettysburg with wire fraud and money laundering.

According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Beauchat is charged with defrauding eight clients of more than $3 million between 2007 and 2013. Beauchat, an attorney, was a member of Beauchat Group, LLC.

Beauchat allegedly misappropriated client funds to pay for her business and personal expenses.

It is charged that she concealed her fraudulent actions by providing clients with bogus Certificates of Deposit and IRS 1099 Interest Forms. The investigation is continuing in an effort to identify other clients who may have been victimized in Beauchat’s scheme.

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