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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Grand Prairie, Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud, False Identification

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMAThe United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that ISSAC YEBOAH, age 30, of Grand Prairie, Texas, pled guilty to BANK FRAUD, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1344(2) and 2 and UNLAWFUL TRANSFER, POSSESSION OR USE OF A MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1028(a)(7) and 2.

 

The Indictment alleged that on or about March 18, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly obtain moneys and funds owned by and under the custody and control of CreditONE, a financial institution as defined by Title 18, United States Code, Section 20, whose deposits were insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, by means of false pretenses and representations, by using an unauthorized credit card.  It further alleges that on the same date the defendant did knowingly possess in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person, knowing that the means of identification belonged to another actual person, with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet or in connection with, Bank Fraud.

 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Murray County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the United States Secret Service.

 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  Sentencing will be scheduled upon its completion.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service, pending sentencing.

 

The statutory range of punishment for Bank Fraud is not more than 30 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000.00 or both and for Unlawful Transfer, Possession or Use of a Means of Identification is not more than 5 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00 or both on count 2.

 

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
Updated September 23, 2016