States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|May 13, 2011||
BRIDGEPORT JURY FINDS MIDDLEFIELD
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal jury in Bridgeport has found KERRY MARSHALL, 52, of Main Street, Middlefield, guilty of 20 counts of bank fraud and one count of fraud using an access device. The trial began on Monday, May 9, and the jury returned the verdicts this morning.
According to the evidence presented during the trial, between July 2005 and June 2006, MARSHALL obtained blank credit card checks, also known as “convenience checks,” without the account holders’ knowledge. According to court testimony, all of the account holders lived in the vicinity of MARSHALL’s former residences in West Haven and New Haven. MARSHALL then made the checks out to himself or to Truth Be Told Publications, a business associated with MARSHALL, forged the account holders’ signatures and then deposited the fraudulent checks into various bank accounts he held. MARSHALL then withdrew the funds in cash, or used them to make debit card purchases.
United States District Judge Janet C. Hall has scheduled sentencing for August 24, 2011, at which time MARSHALL faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years on each of the bank fraud counts, and a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years on the access device fraud count.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David J. Sheldon and Christopher W. Schmeisser.
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