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Harrisburg Man Sentenced To 36 Months’ In Prison For Bank Fraud

January 31, 2013

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Humphrey Holmes was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo to a 36-month term of imprisonment and four years of supervised release for bank fraud.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, from 2010 through September 2011, Holmes, age 28, used fraudulent social security numbers, employment records, and other materials in an effort to obtain loans and cash checks from several Central Pennsylvania banks and credit unions, including, the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, Belco Credit Union, American General Financial Services, Susquehanna Valley Credit Union, Hershey Federal Credit Union, New Cumberland Federal Credit Union and the Patriot Federal Credit Union. Holmes also engaged in a check kiting scheme while attempting to cash a $20,000 check that he fraudulently obtained. 

     Holmes was indicted in October 2011 and pleaded guilty in August 2012.

     The investigation was conducted by the United States Secret Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Consiglio.


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