MARTINSBURG, WV (AP) – A prosecutor says a West Virginia lawyer has been ordered to serve three years of probation and pay almost $35,000 in restitution for fraud.
The U.S. attorney’s office says 63-year-old Timothy Mark Sirk of Keyser pleaded guilty to wire fraud in April. Prosecutors said in a news release that the court-appointed attorney in Mineral County admitted filing fraudulent pay vouchers for public defender services. Sirk also admitted forging a judge’s signature when submitting the vouchers.
The release said the vouchers were filed from December 2016 to June 2018 in Mineral County.