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Fake Doctor Sentenced to Prison For Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28 , 2011

Orlando, Florida - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven yesterday sentenced Curtis Allen Sutton (23, Georgia) to 17 months in federal prison for bank fraud. The Court also ordered Sutton to pay $23,970.51 in restitution and to serve 3 years of supervised release. Sutton pled guilty on June 30, 2011.

According to court documents, for an unknown period of time, Sutton falsely represented himself to be a fictitious medical doctor, named Curtis Alexander Kilgallen, who was a multi-millionaire, son of a United States Senator, and heir to the Etch-A-Sketch fortune. Using this fictitious identity, Sutton engaged in a bank fraud scheme in which he opened accounts at Fifth Third Bank and Trustco Bank, in the name of DFMG Holdings International LLC. He then deposited into those accounts, or an account belonging to of one of his friends, checks that were written on non-existent accounts at other banks. Before the banks detected the fraud, Sutton obtained, and attempted to obtain, funds from those banks by writing fraudulent checks and making withdrawals from the accounts.
Sutton’s fraudulent checks included a $21,000 check to an Orlando realtor, and two checks for a funeral in Georgia.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg.

 

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