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New Jersey Man Sentenced To 46 Months’ Imprisonment For Bank Fraud

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

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Patrick Sutherland, age 29, of Roselle, New Jersey, was sentenced on November 27, 2018, by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion to 46 months’ imprisonment for bank fraud.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, from December 2014 through August 2016, Sutherland was involved in a scheme during which $1 postal money orders were purchased from post offices in the Scranton, Pennsylvania area, and altered to reflect $1,000.  The postal money orders were then deposited into bank accounts controlled by members of the conspiracy, and the cash withdrawn before the banks could identify the fraud.  Judge Mannion also ordered Sutherland to pay $282,779 in restitution, a $100 special assessment, and to be placed on 3 years of supervised release upon his release from prison.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd K. Hinkley


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Updated November 29, 2018

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