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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 10, 2017

Arkansas Man Sentenced For Wire Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Kevin L. Reese, age 28, a resident of Little Rock, Arkansas, was sentenced on July 7, 2017, by Senior United States District Court Judge James M. Munley to serve 70 months’ imprisonment for mail fraud and aggravated identity theft.

 

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, a federal jury convicted Reese in February 2017, on six counts of mail fraud and six counts of aggravated identity theft. Between November 2014 and August 2015, Reese defrauded Sheehan Pipe Line and Construction Company of approximately $300,000 while employed by Sheehan as a manager of a field office located in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Reese engaged in a scheme to create and generate fraudulent payroll checks for Sheehan employees for time periods that began either before the employee started employment with Sheehan, or after the employee left employment with Sheehan. Reese fraudulently created the payroll checks by unlawfully using the names of Sheehan employees and then forged their names to the checks.

 

In addition to the prison term, Senior Judge Munley also ordered that a probation officer supervise Reese for three years following his release from prison, and that Reese pay restitution in the amount of $225,714.

 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski prosecuted the case.

 

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Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Updated July 10, 2017