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MOBILE, AL – An Irvington man was sentenced to 42 months in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
According to court documents, David John Waxman, 35, was arrested by deputies with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office in September 2021 in possession of dozens of stolen Alabama’s driver’s licenses and credit and debit cards, as well as several bags of stolen mail, including checks worth more than $10,000. Deputies encountered Waxman passed out in the driver’s seat of an SUV and blocking the road at an intersection in Theodore, Alabama.
During an interview with investigators, Waxman admitted that he had fraudulently deposited checks that had been stolen from the mail and altered into his personal account at Regions Bank. Waxman also admitted that he had attempted to fraudulently deposit a stolen U.S. Treasury check issued as part of the federal government’s program to offer stimulus relief to eligible U.S. taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regions ATM surveillance video captured Waxman making these deposits on several occasions. As part of his guilty plea, Waxman admitted that he possessed and used means of identification of real people—namely, victims’ names, addresses, phone numbers, and bank account information.
Chief United States District Judge Jeffrey U. Beaverstock ordered Waxman to serve a five-year term of supervised release upon his release from prison, during which time he will undergo testing and treatment for substance abuse, will receive mental health evaluation and treatment, and will be subject to credit restrictions. The court did not impose a fine, but Judge Beaverstock ordered Waxman to pay $7,120.86 in victim restitution and $200 in special assessments.
U.S. Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama made the announcement.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Roller prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.