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March 28, 2013


Hot Springs, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Latori S. Sanders, age 34 of Little Rock, Arkansas, was sentenced to 48 months in prison for bank fraud, identity theft, and credit card fraud. The Honorable Robert T. Dawson, United States District Judge, handed down the sentence in federal court in Hot Springs.

United States Attorney Eldridge commented, “Fraud and identity theft are serious crimes that involve the personal finances of hard-working individuals and have lasting impacts on numerous victims. This office will remain vigilant in the prosecution of the perpetrators of fraud and the deterrence of this type of crime in Arkansas.”

Per court records, Sanders’s criminal activity involved numerous methods of fraud and multiple victims. Beginning in June 2010, Sanders utilized the Social Security numbers of other individuals to apply for electricity service and three credit cards. She also utilized the identity of another to obtain a credit card, which she used to pay a fine to the Clark County District Clerk. In July 2010, Sanders cashed six checks totaling $3,722.43 made out from an account in another person’s name. The account upon which the checks were drawn had previously been closed and the bank that cashed the checks incurred losses totaling the amount of checks. In addition, in October 2010, Sanders obtained a neighbor’s driver’s license and several checks tied to a credit union account. Sanders then forged the neighbor’s signature on the checks to make $5,392.80 in purchases.

Sanders was originally charged in a one-count indictment on June 29, 2011. On November 30, 2012, she pleaded guilty to an information, which included two counts of bank fraud, four counts of identity theft, and one count of credit card fraud.

This case was investigated by the Arkadelphia Police Department and the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney David Ferguson prosecuted the case for the United States.

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