Garland, Texas, Man Sentenced To More Than Five Years In Federal Prison On Bank Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft Convictions
DALLAS — Kevin Dwayne Williams, 43, of Garland, Texas, was sentenced Friday afternoon by Chief U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 61 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in September 2012 to one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. In addition, Judge Fitzwater ordered that Williams pay approximately $2,500 in restitution.
In a superseding indictment returned in May 2012, a federal grand jury in Dallas charged Williams with three counts of possession of stolen mail, two counts of bank fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft. At sentencing, the remaining five counts of the indictment, to which Williams did not plead guilty, were dismissed.
Williams pleaded guilty to Counts Four and Five of the Indictment which alleged that in January 2012, Williams either burglarized victim “E.P.’s” residence, or obtained items that had been stolen from E.P.’s residence, including his birth certificate and other documents containing personal information, such as Social Security number and date of birth. In fact, Count Four of the indictment alleged that Williams stole mail from several residential mailboxes in and around Dallas, including Garland, Mesquite and Rowlett, Texas, often stealing blank check books as well as credit card offers, which included blank credit card convenience checks.
According to the factual resume filed in the case, on January 5, 2012, Williams, falsely representing himself as E.P., opened a checking account at First National Bank/First Convenience Bank by using a temporary driver’s license and a Social Security card in the name of E.P. To fund the account, he gave bank officials an $800 Discover Card check made payable to E.P. The following day, again representing himself as E.P., Williams presented the teller a $225 check, drawn on another bank and made payable to E.P. Williams presented the teller a temporary driver’s license and Social Security card in the name of E.P. Relying on Williams’ false representations that he was E.P., and the fraudulent documents he presented, the teller cashed the check per Williams’ instructions.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Garland Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Wiley was in charge of the prosecution.