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Charges Allege Bank Fraud Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Shukri Temirov, 37, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Information with four counts of bank fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

The indictment alleges that between December 2009 and March 2011, Temirov defrauded four separate banks: Citizens Bank, TD Bank, PNC Bank, and M&T Bank, out of approximately $120,000 by knowingly depositing checks he knew would not clear either because they had been stolen, fraudulently endorsed, or written without sufficient funds, and then quickly withdrawing the money from his accounts before the banks realized that the checks were no good. Temirov faces a maximum sentence of 120 years imprisonment, with a likely sentencing range of approximately two to two and one-half years’ imprisonment. Temirov also faces a maximum $4 million fine and a $400 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael S. Lowe.

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Updated December 15, 2014