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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Minot Woman Indicted For Bank Fraud and Identity Theft

BISMARCK – United States Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on April 3, 2019, Nicole Marie Rogers, age 31, from Minot, ND, was charged by Indictment with two counts of Bank Fraud, Possession of Stolen Mail, and Aggravated Identity Theft. 

The Indictment alleges that from December 2018 to March 2019, while in McLean and Ward Counties, Ms. Rogers possessed hundreds of articles of stolen mail, two of which were checks she altered to reflect that she was entitled to $43,334.22, and deposited or cashed them at financial institutions.  Rogers also committed aggravated identity theft when she attempted to commit a separate bank fraud crime by using a stolen passport to cash another stolen check.

Roger’s initial appearance was before Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal, on March 26, 2019.  After a detention hearing on March 29, 2019, Judge Senechal ordered Rogers be detained pending trial.  Ms. Rogers' arraignment is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in Bismarck.

The Indictment in this case is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

This case was investigated by United States Postal Inspection Service, the McLean County Sheriff’s Department, and the Minot Police Department.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan J. O’Konek.

 

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Updated April 4, 2019