According to the Plano Star, six suspects have been charged with felonies in connection with a bank fraud scheme that was operating out of the Eastern District of Texas. The indictment had a total 11 counts and was returned by a federal grand jury on August 15th. The indictment includes one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and 10 counts of aggravated identity theft.
The defendants in the case all devised a scheme in which they stole bank checks, bank cards, and personal identification from cards at a variety of different locations. Some of the offenders stole this valuable information from victims at day care centers, gyms, and public parks in the Plano area.
The offenders then used the cards or stolen bank cards at gas stations and convenience stores and cashed stolen checks. The offenders now face up to 30 years in prison for their crimes, and additional two years in prison for each aggravated identity theft charge. The Texas government takes bank fraud seriously, as it is a form of theft. When offenders are caught, they can be arrested and forced to spend decades in prison for their offenses.
If you have been arrested for bank fraud, you will want a hardworking Plano criminal defense attorney on your side promptly to help you with your case. You may need to prove that you have been framed or prove how the crime was unintentional or is without warrant. If you want more information about bank fraud, identity theft, or another white collar crime, contact the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today for more information. With the right lawyer on your side, you may be able to prove that you are innocent of your crime and don't deserve the sentences that you are facing. Hire the firm today for more information!