Albers Man Sentenced for Fraud
Gregory Martindale, 41, of Albers, Illinois, was sentenced today to 30 days imprisonment, 4 years of supervised release upon release from prison, and $200 in special assessments in the United Sates District Court, East St. Louis, Illinois, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced.
On October 18, 2011, Martindale pled guilty to two counts of obtaining money from a financial institution by false and fraudulent representations. Between January 31, 2011, and February 23, 2011, Martindale engaged in a scheme to defraud the Bank of Hawaii by forging and uttering checks stolen by Martindale from an individual in Hawaii while Martindale was on vacation there. The scheme caused a loss to the financial institution in the total amount of $39,000. Martindale has repaid $32,000.00 in restitution and was ordered to pay the remainder immediately.
The investigation was conducted by the Illinois State Police and the Maui, Hawaii, Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.