Grand jury indicts Kanawha County woman in alleged fraud scheme

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County woman has been indicted for creating what prosecutor’s allege was an elaborate fraud scheme.

Holly Urlahs, also known as Holly Anderson, 32, of Elkview, was indicted this week on charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, forgery and two counts of identity theft.

U.S. Attorney for Southern West Virginia Mike Stuart said Urlahs tried to get money from financial institutions and an insurance company by telling them she had sued Charleston Area Medical Center and was set to receive a large financial settlement.

The indictment alleges Urlahs altered a cashier’s check and forged documents in hopes of obtaining an annuity contract.

“The allegations contained in this indictment are very serious,” Stuart said in a news release. “I commend the work of the investigators in this case – they were able to unravel the defendant’s elaborate fraud scheme.”

The case will be assigned to a U.S. District Court judge.

More News

VP Pence set for covid response discussion and fundraiser events at The Greenbrier
Pence will return to Washington after events in West Virginia.
August 15, 2020 - 10:56 am
Kentucky man sentenced for role in McDowell County murder
Larry McClure admitted to the torture and killing of his daughter's boyfriend in McDowell County
August 15, 2020 - 10:51 am
State Census Commission looking at response strategies as deadline nears
Self-response deadline is the end of September.
August 15, 2020 - 10:51 am
Volunteer firefighter charged with hit and run
Brooke County Sheriff's Department says a fireman headed to a call struck a man directing traffic near the fire scene--but failed to render aid and kept on going.
August 15, 2020 - 10:41 am