Thackerville Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Wire Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Robert Ashley Bond, age 34, of Thackerville, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Conspiracy To Commit Wire Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343, punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both; and to Aggravated Identity Theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1028A(a)(1) and 2, punishable by up to 2 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both.
The Indictment alleged that from in or about April 2017 and continuing until on or about June 23, 2017, the Defendant, and others, knowingly conspired, agreed and confederated to execute and attempt to execute a scheme and artifice to defraud M.A., L.L., O.L., C.M., J.P., K.P., S.D., K.M., and others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises which the Defendant transmitted or caused to be transmitted by means of wire communications in interstate commerce.
The Indictment further alleged that on or about June 8, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, did knowingly transfer, possess and use, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person, J.P., during and in relation to a felony violation enumerated in 18 U.S.C. § 1028A(c), to wit: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 1343 and 1349, knowing that the means of identification belonged to another actual person.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Marietta Police Department, the Love County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the United States Secret Service.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. 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.
Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States.