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SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SILVER SPRING MAN SENTENCED TO 33 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR BANK FRAUD
Stole Over $135,000 From Companies Where He Was a Temporary Employee to Obtain Cash, Pay Personal Bills and Buy a Lexus Truck
BALTIMORE, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Raheim Jackson, age 34, of Silver Spring, Maryland today to 33 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for bank fraud arising from a scheme to steal money from companies where he was temporarily employed, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Bennett also ordered Jackson to pay restitution of $92,917.90.
According to the plea agreement, Jackson obtained temporary employment at several companies from which he took money to pay for his personal expenses. Beginning in March 2003 Jackson worked for the Rosen Group located in Baltimore, providing bookkeeping services. Jackson stole company checks and from March through July, 2003, wrote 27 checks totaling $127,428.75 to obtain cash, pay personal bills, lease a car and buy a Lexus truck.
From May to October 2005 Jackson was employed as an accounting manager at Maxim Healthcare Services, a provider of in-home nursing care services located in Columbia, Maryland. Jackson embezzled $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., located in Silver Spring, Maryland, a provider of housing and 24-hour care for developmentally disabled adults in Baltimore City, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. Within a week of beginning his temporary employment, Jackson caused two counterfeit checks totaling $3,413.74 to be created to pay his personal credit card debts.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for its investigative work and thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Budlow, who prosecuted the case.