Denham Springs Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Federal Prison for Access Device Fraud and Inducing a False Statement in the Application of a Firearm
BATON ROUGE, LA – Acting United States Attorney Corey R. Amundson announced today that a federal jury unanimously convicted WALTER GLENN, of Connecticut, following a week-long jury trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson.
The defendant had been charged in a Superseding Indictment with conspiracy to make and pass counterfeit checks, produce fraudulent identification documents, and use unauthorized access devices, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 371 and 2, access device fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1029(a)(3) and (2), and aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A. GLENN is scheduled to be sentenced on April 6, 2018, and he faces a significant term of imprisonment, including a mandatory term of imprisonment of 2 years on the aggravated identity theft count, which, by statute, will be consecutive to the sentences imposed on the first two offenses. Following his convictions today, the Court revoked GLENN’s bond and remanded GLENN to the custody of the United States Marshal’s Service.
The evidence at trial demonstrated that GLENN and others obtained and possessed the personal identifying information of more than four hundred (400) individual victims, and used the information to create fraudulent identification cards and counterfeit checks that would allow them to engage in fraudulent transactions at retailers. Using rental vehicles, GLENN and others traveled across the country and engaged in fraudulent transactions using their victims’ identifiers. Through their scheme, between January of 2014 and August of 2015, GLENN and others attempted to cash almost $2,000,000 in counterfeit checks and defrauded various retailers out of almost $1 million.
Earlier this week, on the first day of the scheduled trial, GLENN’s co-conspirator, THOMAS JAMES, entered guilty pleas to the charges against him. JAMES also faces a significant term of imprisonment as a result of his convictions in this case.
Acting United States Attorney Corey R. Amundson stated, “Justice was served today. The evidence at trial demonstrated that the defendant was behind a significant identity theft and access device fraud scheme that victimized more than 400 individuals and caused nearly $1,000,000 in actual loss. I commend the excellent work of all of the prosecutors and agents who have worked on this matter, and I am especially appreciative of the successful teamwork demonstrated by the seven different law enforcement agencies who contributed to this conviction.”