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AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC at 410-209-4885
MARCH 13, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SILVER SPRING MAN INDICTED FOR BANK FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT
GREENBELT, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today a federal grand jury has indicted Cleveland Kilgore, age 32, for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
The ten-count indictment charges Kilgore with a scheme to defraud Bank of America through the unauthorized use of the personal information of Bank of America account holders in California from September 2004 through March 2005. The indictment alleges that Kilgore obtained account holders’ bank account numbers and balances, names and addresses and driver’s license numbers. Using that information, it is alleged that Kilgore manufactured identification documents bearing the names and addresses of Bank of America account holders, but photographs of Kilgore and his associates. Kilgore is alleged to have obtained approximately $274,000 through this scheme from Bank of America branch locations in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida, which the indictment also seeks to have forfeited to the government.
The maximum penalty for bank fraud is 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. The maximum penalty for aggravated identity theft is 2 years in prison, consecutive, and a fine of $250,000.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the investigative work performed by the U.S. Secret Service, Department of the Treasury, Office of the Inspector General, and the Montgomery County Department of Police. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara Skalla, who is prosecuting the case.
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