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January 4, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SILVER SPRING MAN INDICTED FOR BANK FRAUD
Allegedly Stole Money From Companies Where He Was a Temporary Employee
BALTIMORE, Maryland - A federal grand jury today indicted Raheim Jackson, age 33, of Silver Spring, Maryland on charges of bank fraud, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the indictment and other court documents, Jackson obtained temporary employment as a bookkeeper or financial officer at several companies from which he took money to pay for his personal expenses. Beginning in March 2003 Jackson worked for the Rosen Group. A review of company bank statements in July 2003 revealed that Jackson had allegedly stolen an entire series of checks from the controller’s office and had used at least 27 checks to obtain cash, pay personal bills and purchase a new Lexus automobile. Total losses to the Rosen Group exceeded $127,000.
From May to October 2005 Jackson was employed at Maxim Healthcare Services as a bookkeeper in the controller’s office and allegedly embezzled approximately $5,201 in 14 separate transactions, using the funds to pay his personal bills.
Finally, in April 2006 Jackson began working as a temporary financial officer at SecureCare Services, Ltd. After repeated requests by Jackson to be added as a signor on the company’s bank account, Mercantile Bank personnel initiated a background investigation on Jackson. According to court documents, they discovered two counterfeit checks created by Jackson and dated April 10, 2006, totaling more than $3,000 of company funds, that identified Jackson as the payor and were used to pay collection bills in Jackson’s name.
Jackson faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000 for each count of bank fraud. Jackson is scheduled for arraignment on January 12, 2007.
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 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Budlow, who is prosecuting the case.
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