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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Philadelphia Man Charged With Bank Fraud


Jerry Louis, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Indictment with one count of bank fraud and one count of access device fraud, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.  The Indictment alleges that in April 2012, Louis engaged in a scheme to cash checks that were fraudulently issued from a victim’s bank account.  The Indictment also alleges that in February 2015, Louis trafficked in counterfeit access devices, selling a fake credit card that was encoded with stolen credit card information.


If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of forty years imprisonment.


The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David J. Ignall and Christopher J. Mannion.


An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated September 26, 2017