Mineral County attorney admits to submitted fraudulent pay vouchers

WHEELING, W.Va. — A Mineral County attorney has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for submitted fraudulent pay vouchers for his alleged public defender services.

Timothy Mark Sirk, 62, of Keyser, admitted to submitting at least 33 fraudulent pay vouchers for his alleged public defender work as well as forging the signature of a circuit court judge. He obtained more than $26,000 from December 2016 to June 2018.

Sirk faces up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

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