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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced that Alexander Ortega, of Barnesville, Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud.

 

          Ortega pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Landya McCafferty to an Indictment that had been returned by the Grand Jury on March 23, 2016.

 

          According to court filings and statements in Court, between February 7, 2014, and March 13, 2014, Ortega opened a bank account with counterfeit checks and then, using certified bank checks from that account, and the ATM/Debit card associated with the account, he withdrew funds fraudulently, causing a total loss of approximately $34,163.93.

 

          Ortega will be sentenced at 11:00 AM on May 2, 2017.

 

          The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Lebanon, and Enfield, New Hampshire Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega is prosecuting this case.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated January 17, 2017