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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

California Man Sentenced for Fraud Scheme Involving Bank of America

RICHMOND, Va. – Danny Lamar Andrews, 54, of Richmond, California, was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.  He was also ordered to pay $69,500 restitution to Bank of America and to serve five years of supervised release when released from prison.

Andrews pleaded guilty on March 18.  According to court documents, Andrews entered Bank of America branches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia while impersonating Bank of America account holders.  He withdrew funds from their accounts using stolen debit card numbers and false identifications.  Bank of America incurred $69,500 in actual losses and Andrews attempted other unsuccessful transactions totaling $46,000 in intended losses arising from aborted transactions.  Over the last 17 years Andrews has a dozen prior convictions, 10 of which were for fraud or theft related offenses, over the last seventeen years. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Douglas F. Mease, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service’s Richmond Field Office; and Humberto I. Cardounel, Jr., Chief of Henrico County Police Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael C. Moore prosecuted the case.

This case was investigated by the Metro-Richmond Identity Theft Task Force. They were assisted by the police departments in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Prosecutions for the Task Force are handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:16-cr-34.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
Updated July 21, 2016