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Georgia Man Sentenced To 57 Months For
Bank Fraud And Identity Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2012

Memphis, TN- Chief District Court Judge Jon P. McCalla sentenced Larry Kendrick, 58, of College Park, Georgia, to 57 months incarceration for his acts of bank fraud and identity theft, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1344 and § 1028A, announced Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

The conduct that formed the basis for Kendrick’s sentence occurred between May and June 2011 and involved the defendant using counterfeit driver’s licenses to impersonate legitimate customers of Regions, Wells Fargo and SunTrust Banks. The defendant fraudulently obtained these customers’ bank account information, and thereafter used the information to either make large over-the-counter cash withdrawals from the victims’ accounts at area branch offices or to purchase cashier’s checks which were then cashed at other local banks.

One of these instances occurred on June 27, 2011, when Kendrick was captured on video at a SunTrust Bank branch in Memphis, Tennessee obtaining an over-the-counter withdrawal of $5,000 and a cashier’s check for $8,200 from the account of a victim by using the victim’s name, driver’s license number, and bank account number, all without the victim’s permission.

On June 30, 2011, Secret Service Agents arrested Kendrick at the SunTrust branch inside a Kroger grocery store located on North Germantown Parkway in Cordova, Tennessee, after he attempted to withdraw $17,800 from another victim’s account.

Through this scheme and related conduct that occurred in other areas across the southeast region, the defendant fraudulently obtained over $149,000.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Hall on behalf of the government.

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