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Man pleads guilty to opening bank accounts using others’ ID

July 14, 2021 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in federal court to opening bank accounts in New Hampshire and other states using other people’s identification.

The man and co-conspirators deposited fraudulent checks into the accounts worth more than $119,000. They withdrew more than half of the amount, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

The man, who is from New York, faces sentencing in October. Attorneys in the case favor a 21-month prison sentence and restitution of more than $69,000, according to a plea agreement filed in June.

The man’s lawyer declined to comment Wednesday since his client is awaiting sentencing.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation.