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Camden Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. – A Camden man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca of the Southern District of Mississippi. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, Arthur Jerome Eldridge, Jr., 25, conspired with others to print counterfeit U.S. Treasury Checks, deposit them at area banks, and withdraw funds from those accounts.

Eldridge is scheduled to be sentenced on June 26, 2023. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case was investigated by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office through its partnership with the United States Secret Service’s Cyber Fraud Task Force

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly T. Purdie is prosecuting the case.

Updated March 27, 2023

Financial Fraud