Ft. Lauderdale Resident Sentenced for Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft
Teresa Thompson, 59, of Fort Lauderdale, was sentenced to 32 months imprisonment, for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Mark Selby, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), and W. Howard Harrison, Chief, Plantation Police Department, made the announcement.
Teresa Thompson was convicted at trial of one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349, four counts of bank fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344, and one count of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1).
The evidence at trial established that between October 24, 2016 and November 29, 2016, Thompson signed and deposited over $28,000 in stolen checks into her TD Bank account. Thompson received the checks from co-conspirator Thomas Lee Souffrant, who stole the checks from mailboxes in Plantation and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Mr. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of ICE-HSI and the Plantation Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Joshua S. Rothstein and David Turken.