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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 29, 2016

Georgia Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Possess Fraudulent Identification Documents

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JARED HARRIS, age 26, of Riverdale, Georgia, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Superseding Bill of Information charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to use five or more fraudulent identification documents.

U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon sentenced HARRIS to serve 21 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Additionally, HARRIS was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $13,170 to the victim, Wal-Mart Corporation.

According to court documents, HARRIS, together with another Georgia man, co-conspirator TERRELL WASHINGTON, drove through several states in possession of multiple stolen U.S. Treasury checks, fraudulent forms of identification, and proceeds of their illegal check cashing scheme.  The pair was ultimately caught in a Kenner Wal-Mart after a cashier identified HARRIS and WASHINGTON, as the individuals who had first attempted to use fake IDs to cash a stolen U.S. Treasury check.  WASHINGTON’s trial is scheduled for June 13, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Secret Service in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael M. Simpson was in charge of the prosecution.

 

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
Updated April 29, 2016