BOSTON - A Springfield man was sentenced today for committing bank fraud and passing counterfeit securities.
John Jordan, 52, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris to 17 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release and $1,435 in restitution. In September 2012, Jordan pleaded guilty to four counts of bank fraud and four counts of counterfeit security fraud.
Jordan created high quality counterfeit checks on his computer and then sold these checks at a discounted price to co-conspirators who would attempt to cash them at local businesses and financial institutions. Jordan surreptitiously acquired legitimate customer and corporate account information that he used on the counterfeit checks making it more likely they would be transacted.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Steven D. Ricciardi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service; and Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Hart Smyth of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.