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Sioux Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

March 16, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Donald Anglin, age 38, of Sioux Falls appeared before Chief US District Judge Karen E. Schreier on March 16, 2012, and pled guilty to one count of an indictment that charged him with bank fraud. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 30 years' imprisonment, a $1 million fine, or both.

Between approximately January 1, 2011, and June 30, 2011, Anglin without authorization wrote a check for $14,500 on a TCF Bank account held by a friend. He knew that the account did not contain sufficient funds to cover the check. He nonetheless used the check as the opening deposit into a new account he opened at Wells Fargo Bank. Knowing that the opening deposit in this new account was actually an insufficient-funds check, Anglin then proceeded to make numerous purchases and passed various checks on the Wells Fargo account.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Kevin Koliner.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for June 4, 2012. The defendant is in custody and will remain in the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing.



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