MIDDLEFIELD RESIDENT SENTENCED TO
71 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR FRAUD SCHEME
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KERRY MARSHALL, 52, of Main Street, Middlefield, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to 71 months imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release. On May 13, 2011, following a four-day trial, a jury found MARSHALL guilty of 20 counts of bank fraud and one count of fraud using an access device.
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.
Today, Judge Hall ordered MARSHALL to pay $90,572.85 to the victims of his fraud.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David J. Sheldon and Christopher W. Schmeisser.he press release can be pasted over the following paragraphs.
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