Silver Spring Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Scheme to Cash Almost $300,000 in Stolen Checks

July 20, 2009

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Amadu Jalloh (a/k/a Osman Jalloh, a/k/a John Gbasay, a/k/a Jermaine Perry, a/k/a Kamara Mohammed), age 28, of Silver Spring, Maryland, today to 4 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme to cash Treasury and personal checks stolen from the mail, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to the plea agreement, from June 2005 through November 2006, Jalloh obtained numerous U.S. Treasury checks and personal checks stolen from the mail. Jalloh used the names and other identifying information of the payees to impersonate them at bank branches in Maryland to open six fraudulent accounts in order to cash their checks totaling $295,453.66. The scheme involved at least 22 victims from the Maryland and New Jersey areas.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the U.S. Department of the Treasury Inspector General and the U.S. Secret Service for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorneys Stacy Dawson Belf and David I. Salem, who prosecuted the case.



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