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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 18, 2022

Florida Man Faces Up to 30 Years, $1M Fine Following Bank Fraud Guilty Plea

PORTLAND, Maine: A Fort Lauderdale, Florida man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Portland today to committing bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

According to court records, in November 2020, Travis McNair, 26, and coconspirators broke into unattended vehicles and stole personal identifying information, such as driver’s licenses and checkbooks. They then used the identifications to cash stolen checks using multiple bank drive-through lanes in southern Maine. In the scheme, checks from one theft victim’s account were made payable to another identity theft victim, and one of McNair’s coconspirators impersonated the identity theft victim to cash the stolen check.

McNair faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine followed by up to five years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The FBI and the Eliot Police Department investigated the case.

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
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Contact: 
Sean Green Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated November 18, 2022