Man pleads guilty to bank fraud, identity theft

January 31, 2020 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man pleaded guilty in federal court in New Hampshire to bank fraud and identity theft charges, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Court documents say Albert Paulin, 43, of New York, conspired with others to withdraw money from other people’s bank accounts. Paulin drove runners to a number of bank branches and provided them with false driver’s licenses that contained bank customers’ personal identifying information and the runners’ photographs.

Documents also said Paulin provided the runners with the account holders’ bank account number. The runners then entered the bank branches and withdrew funds from bank accounts with the information provided by Paulin.

The runners withdrew over $109,900 and attempted to withdraw an additional $43,700 from over 19 victims’ bank accounts.

Paulin is scheduled to be sentenced on May 14.