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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bonners Ferry Man Sentenced For Bank Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft

COEUR D'ALENE – Christopher M. Doyle, 25, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 36 months in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Doyle to serve four years of supervised release and pay restitution of $1,163.29. He pleaded guilty to the charges on November 6, 2012.

According to the plea agreement, Doyle admitted that on April 6, 2010, while employed at Ace's Elder Care, a nursing home, he stole two checks belonging to an elderly patient residing in the facility. Both checks were drawn on the victim’s bank account. Doyle admitted that he forged the victim’s name on the signature line and made it payable to his girlfriend in the amount of $500. Doyle then deposited the check into his girlfriend's bank account using an ATM. According to the plea agreement, Doyle’s image was captured showing him depositing the check at the ATM. On April 22, 2010, during an interview with a U.S. Postal Inspector, Doyle admitted that he stole the victim’s checks while working at the nursing home and deposited them into his girlfriend's bank account.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.