ALBERS MAN INDICTED FOR FRAUD
Gregory Martindale, 41, of Albers, Illinois, has been indicted on two counts of obtaining money from a financial institution by false and fraudulent representations, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. The indictment against Martindale alleges that on January 31, 2011 and again on February 23, 2011, Martindale forged and uttered fraudulent checks on the accounts of the Bank of Hawaii causing a loss to the financial institution in the total amount of $39,000.
An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge and is entitled to a fair trial at which the Government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
If convicted, Martindale could face up to 30 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, up to 5 years of supervised release upon release from prison, and $200 in special assessments.
The investigation that resulted in the indictment was conducted by the Illinois State Police and the Maui, Hawaii, Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division.
The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.