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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Henry Joseph Williams, 51, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of bank fraud, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution to the victim banks in the amount of $6,139.84. by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that Williams opened accounts at two area banks. Between May 2015 and August 2015, the defendant used his ATM cards to incur approximately $8,100 in charges which he then fraudulently disputed by falsely claiming that his ATM cards had been stolen. At the time of the offense, Williams was on federal supervised release for a 2012 wire fraud conviction.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector-in-Charge Shelly Binkowski, and the United States Probation Department, under the direction of Anthony San Giacomo.

Updated November 10, 2016