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Maryland man sentenced for bank fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Steven Allen Baldwin, Jr., of Baltimore, Maryland was ordered to pay back nearly $10,000 for committing bank fraud, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Baldwin, age 34, was sentenced today to time served and four years supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud” in January 2018. Baldwin admitted to conspiring with others to steal checks from mailboxes, create counterfeit checks, and cashing those counterfeit checks, profiting $9,945. The crime took place in April 2016 in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, West Virginia. 

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Danae DeMasi-Lemon and Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Postal Inspection Service investigated. 

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated April 16, 2018

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