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Repeat offender sentenced to 3 years in prison for bank fraud and identity theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington
Committed new federal crimes while on supervision for illegal possession of ammunition

Seattle – A 33-year-old Seattle man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to three years in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown.  Kevin Antoine Jones used information from a bank insider so that he and his underlings could impersonate customers and drain their bank accounts, causing actual and attempted loss of more than $299,000.  At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour imposed three years of supervised release to follow prison.

According to records filed in the case, Jones has spent the last dozen years in and out of prison for a number of criminal convictions.  In 2007, he was convicted of promoting prostitution when a 16-year-old girl told police Jones would not let her go home to her family until she earned $25,000 for him.  That same year he was convicted of illegally possessing a firearm.  In 2011, he was convicted in federal court of bank robbery-related charges.  In 2017, while on supervised release for that crime, he was convicted of illegally possessing ammunition.  Following a 30-month prison term, Jones was again on supervised release.  During 2019 he was arrested for stealing from a casino and assaulting a blackjack dealer and a few months later police were called when he assaulted his domestic partner. 

The investigation revealed that from March 2019, to October 2019, Jones got information from a BECU insider so that he could victimize some 20 customers of the credit union.  Jones used the inside information so that he (and others acting at his direction) could impersonate the customers and obtain new debit cards for their accounts.  Jones recruited others, including his father, to impersonate the customers and drain the bank accounts.  Jones was ordered to pay $231,000 in restitution.

The bank insider was sentenced to 24 months in prison.  Jones’ father has pleaded guilty and is awaiting federal sentencing.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Kirkland Police Department.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Dion.


Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Communications Director Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or

Updated January 19, 2022

Financial Fraud
Identity Theft