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Pittsburgh Man Taken Away to Prison for Bank Fraud and Identity Theft

June 12, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Allegheny County has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months and one day incarceration for counts one through nine to run concurrently with count one, plus 5 years supervised release on his conviction of bank fraud and identity theft, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Anthony Jose Marchionno, 29.

According to the information presented to the court, Marchionno used several means of stealing identities of others which he then used to pursue schemes to steal from victim's bank accounts, including producing counterfeit checks, impersonating account holders, and producing counterfeit identification documents such as a Pennsylvania photo ID card.

Marchionno agreed to be taken into federal custody immediately to begin serving his sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended Inspectors from the United States Postal Inspection Service and Allegheny County Police, who as part of the Western Pennsylvania Financial Crimes Task Force (WPFCTF), conducted the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Anthony Jose Marchionno. The WPFCTF was established as a collaborative, multi-agency effort to effectively combat financial crimes, including identity fraud, in Western Pennsylvania. Partnering in this effort are the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Secret Service, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Pennsylvania State Police.

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