Bedford man sentenced to more than six years in prison for bank fraud and identity theft
A Bedford man was sentenced to more than six years in prison for defrauding banks by creating counterfeit checks.
Jasaun R. Mattice, 35, was sentenced to 79 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Donald C. Nugent. Mattice pleaded guilty earlier this year to 44 counts, including conspiracy to commit bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, bank fraud and other crimes.
Mattice defrauded several banks out of more than $40,000 by obtaining check routing numbers from various businesses and individual bank accounts without their permission. He used this information to create fraudulent or counterfeit checks, which he made payable to himself or to businesses he controlled.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michelle Baeppler and James Lewis following an investigation by FBI.