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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Richmond Man Sentenced to Prison for Card-Cracking Scheme

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man was sentenced today to 39 months in prison for bank fraud and identity theft.

According to court documents, Rellkwaun Carle, 22, used social media platforms to recruit accountholders of local banks to provide their debit cards and PINs. For more than two years, Carle used the associated accounts to deposit worthless and counterfeit checks totaling over $130,000. Carle withdrew funds credited upon these deposits in a series of transactions, causing losses to multiple banks of nearly $60,000.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Joseph Cronin, Acting Inspector in Charge of the Washington Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and Alfred Durham, Chief of Richmond Police, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas A. Garnett and Kaitlin G. Cooke prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:17-cr-163.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated May 31, 2018