HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Princeton Flagg-Garrett, age 32, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was indicted yesterday by federal grand jury with committing bank fraud while on federal pretrial release for similar offenses.
According to U.S. Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that in 2022, Flagg-Garrett pleaded guilty to committing bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. While he was on pretrial release in that case, Flagg-Garrett is alleged to have obtained employment at Penn State Hershey Medical Center through Allied Universal Security Services by submitting an application that used a false social security number and which omitted Flagg-Garrett’s prior criminal convictions. The indictment alleges that while working at Penn State Hershey, Flagg-Garrett stole more than two dozen checks in the aggregate amount of $167,934.68, which he fraudulently altered to be made payable to himself and third parties who are alleged to have negotiated or attempted to negotiate the checks at banks and credit unions in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.
The case was investigated by the Derry Township Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the United States Secret Service -Harrisburg. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian T. Haugsby is prosecuting the case.
The maximum penalty under federal law for the charged offense is imprisonment for up to 30 years, up to five years of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Because Flagg-Garrett is alleged to have committed the offenses while under pretrial supervision, he may be subject to additional consecutive penalties if he is convicted. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.