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Manchester Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Bank Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

          CONCORD, N.H.  -  Angel Forteza-Concepcion, 19, of Manchester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, announced United States Attorney Scott W. Murray.

          According to court documents and statements made in court, from November 2017 to February 2018, Forteza-Concepcion and Ariel Mendoza, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, knowingly deposited stolen checks and money orders totaling more than $7,100 into accounts at four federally insured banks.  They then obtained proceeds from the stolen checks and money orders by using debit cards assigned to the accounts to withdraw cash at ATMs and perform debit card transactions.

          On December 13, 2018, Mendoza pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge and theft of mail.  He will be sentenced on March 27, 2019.

          Forteza-Concepcion will be sentenced in on March 27, 2019.

          “The prompt response of the law enforcement agents who contributed to the investigation of this case prevented the loss of more money and ensured that other people did not become victims of the conspiracy,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “I hope this prosecution deters others from engaging in this type of serious criminal conduct.”

          “The U.S. Postal Inspection Service will continue to conduct investigations, alongside our local law enforcement partners, that seek prosecution of those who compromise the personal information of our customers and the integrity the U.S. Mail,” said the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Inspector in Charge, Joseph W. Cronin of the Boston Division.  “We will thoroughly investigate cases such as this as these types of crimes can create substantial losses for victims.”

          The United States Postal Inspection Service investigated the case, with assistance from the Police Departments in Manchester and Salem, New Hampshire, and Lawrence, Massachusetts.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert M. Kinsella.



Updated December 20, 2018

Financial Fraud
Press Release Number: 18-251