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

Monday, December 12, 2016

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Time-Served for Defrauding Banks

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to time served on his conviction of bank fraud, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence on Alvin R. Simmons, 56.

According to the information presented to the court, Simmons used fraudulent personal checks to buy postage stamps at Post Offices in western Pennsylvania, and committed bank fraud upon Citizens and First Niagara banks.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song commended the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Alvin R. Simmons.

Financial Fraud
Updated December 12, 2016