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Press Release

Bank Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Thanh Quoc Hoang, age 49, a resident of Macon, Georgia, was sentenced on March 28, 2013, on six counts of Bank Fraud against American Express and Fleet Credit Card Services, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344, before the Honorable C. Ashley Royal, United States District Court, Macon, Georgia after being found guilty by a jury trial on August 28, 2012.

Mr. Hoang was sentenced to twenty-eight months imprisonment, to be followed by five years supervised release, a mandatory assessment fee of $600.00.  Mr. Hoang was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $25,000.00.

Mr. Hoang devised a scheme to defraud merchants and credit card companies in obtaining goods, services and cash by presenting checks drawn on his personal checking account at Security Bank of Bibb County.  Mr. Hoang knew that there were insufficient funds for payment to these various businesses and credit card companies.  As a result of his scheme to defraud he obtained more than $200,000.00 worth of cash, goods, and services.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Verda M. Colvin.

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney’s Office at (478) 621-2601.

Updated February 19, 2015