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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Maryland Man Charged With Stealing Bank Cards From Reading Mail Distributino Center

John Smith, 45, of Belcamp, Maryland, was charged today by Information with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

According to the information, between January 2011 and January 2013, the defendant was employed at the Pitney-Bowes mail distribution center in Reading, Pennsylvania, and he stole hundreds of Bank of America bank cards and sold them to other persons, knowing that the stolen cards would be used to make fraudulent purchases.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 32 years in prison, five years of supervised release, a fine of $1.25 million, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laurie Magid.

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