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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

California Woman Sentenced for Bank Fraud and Identity Theft

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that
Cassandra Montrevel, 26, of Sacramento, CA, who was convicted of conspiracy to
commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, was sentenced to 70 months in prison
and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $326,00 by U.S. District Judge David G.
Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who is handled the case, stated that the
defendant conspired with others to execute a scheme to defraud Bank of America by
flying to different branches across the country, posing as actual bank account holders, and
attempting to make cash withdrawals. Montrevel flew into the Western District of New
York in March 2011. On March 18, 2011, the defendant went to Bank of America
branches in Irondequoit, Gates and Batavia and attempted to withdraw money from the
account of a Texas resident by presenting a fake Texas driver's license using the name of
the actual account holder. Montrevel also presented the correct social security number of
the true account holder. She admitted to having executed the scheme in Florida, Georgia,
Tennessee, Illinois and New York as well.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United
States Secret Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Tracy Gast, the
Monroe County Sheriff's Office, under the direction of Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn, the Gates
Police Department, under the direction of Chief David DiCaro, the Irondequoit Police
Department, under the direction of Chief Richard Boyan, and the Batavia Police
Department under the direction of Chief Shawn Heubusch.