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OCTOBER 26, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAUREL MAN USING SEVERAL ALIASES SENTENCED IN
SOCIAL SECURITY AND BANK FRAUD SCHEME
Used Multiple Social Security Numbers to Obtain Maryland Driver’s Licenses and Bank Loans
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Vince Akins a/k/a Olugbenga Junior Akinkunmi, a/k/a Vincent Akinkunmi Gbenga, a/k/a Akinkunmi Vince Olugbanga, a/k/a Vincent Akinkunmi, age 44, of Laurel, Maryland today to five years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for bank fraud and using a fraudulent social security number, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Motz ordered that Akins pay restitution of $181,546.78 and that any remaining personal assets be forfeited.
According to evidence presented at trial, in April 1986 Akins applied for and received a valid social security number, using his true date and place of birth. Akins then applied for and received two additional social security numbers in 1992 and 1994 using variations of his name, a fraudulent date of birth, fraudulent places of birth, and other false personal information. Akins used these fraudulent social security numbers to obtain multiple Maryland and Virginia driver’s licenses and identification cards and to apply for credit from banks and other financial institutions. In addition, Akins prepared false income tax returns and forms using false income information in order to qualify for extensions of credit.
As a result of this scheme, Akins fraudulently obtained $251,206.11 which he used in part to buy real property and a Mercedes vehicle. Akins repaid some of the monies prior to trial, leaving a balance of over $181,546.78.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamera L. Fine, who is prosecuting the case.