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Los Angeles Woman Sentenced for Bank Fraud and Identity Theft

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Doree McGee, 39, of Los Angeles, California, who was convicted of bank fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft, was sentenced to 65 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $326,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that in 2010 and 2011, McGee conspired with Cassandra Montrevel, and others, to defraud Bank of America. The scheme involved the defendants posing as actual Bank of America account holders. They used fake driver’s licenses and other means of identification, and made cash withdrawals from actual customer accounts. Traveling from California to cities around the nation, McGee and others defrauded Bank of America of more than $325,000. The scheme came to an end on March 18, 2011, when Montrevel was arrested in a bank branch in Irondequoit, N.Y. Montrevel was convicted and sentenced to 70 months in prison for her role in the scheme.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United States Secret Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Tracy Gast, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, under the direction of Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn, the Gates Police Department, under the direction of Chief James VanBrederode, the Irondequoit Police Department, under the direction of Chief Richard V. Tantalo, and the Batavia Police Department under the direction of Chief Shawn Heubusch.


Updated November 19, 2014