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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Serial Bank Fraud Offender Sentenced To 55 Months In Federal Prison


Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DONALD GLENN, 42, formerly of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 55 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for operating a bank fraud scheme while in federal custody at a Hartford halfway house, and then escaping.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in December 2009, GLENN was sentenced in Hartford federal court to 78 months of imprisonment for running an extensive fraudulent check cashing scheme that involved more than 200 counterfeit business checks and 75 different bank branches in Connecticut.  Through this scheme, GLENN and his associates defrauded banks of more than $155,000.

On September 28, 2012, the Bureau of Prisons transferred GLENN to a halfway house in Hartford where he was to serve the final six months of his sentence.

In November 2012, while he was in federal custody in the Hartford halfway house, GLENN began to engage in another bank fraud scheme.  In December 2012, GLENN gave an individual a counterfeit check from a Connecticut business in the amount of $4,809.02, and gave a second individual a counterfeit check from the same business in the amount of $4,743.80.  At GLENN’s direction, the individuals deposited the checks into bank accounts and then withdrew a portion of the funds.

On March 27, 2013, GLENN left the halfway house without permission and did not return.

On April 2, 2013, GLENN deposited a counterfeit business check in the amount of $7,321.60 into a bank account he controlled in Connecticut and then withdrew a portion of the funds.

On August 2, 2013, GLENN was arrested in Florida on state charges.  He has been detained since his arrest.

On June 16, 2014, GLENN pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of escape from the custody of the Attorney General.

Judge Bryant ordered GLENN to pay restitution to two bank victims in the total amount of $9,687.94.
In addition to his 2009 federal conviction, GLENN’s criminal history includes a 1997 federal conviction for bank fraud and 16 state convictions.  GLENN still owes more than $300,000 in restitution to the victims of his two prior federal crimes.

This matter was investigated by the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force and the U.S. Marshals Service.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anastasia E. King and David T. Huang.

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