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Man Charged with bank fraud and identity theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2012

 

Eddie Thomas, a/k/a "E," was charged today by Indictment with two counts of bank fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. In particular, the indictment charges the defendant with scheming to cash forged checks that purported to be drawn on legitimate Philadelphia area bank accounts.

If convicted, Thomas faces a maximum sentence of 64 years imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum of 2 years imprisonment, a five-year term of supervised release, a $2,500,000 fine, and a $400 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul G. Shapiro.



UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

 

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