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SAYREVILLE – A borough man has been charged with financial institution fraud, theft, and id theft, U.S. Legal professional Craig Carpenito stated in a press launch.

Bernard Lopez, 40, is charged with one depend of financial institution fraud, one depend of theft of presidency funds, and one depend of aggravated id theft, Carpenito stated.

He was arrested Monday, appeared Tuesday by teleconference earlier than U.S. Justice of the Peace Decide Lauren F. Louis within the Southern District of Florida, and is predicted to look by videoconference earlier than U.S. Justice of the Peace Decide Leda Dunn Wettre later this week.

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In line with the paperwork filed within the case and statements made in court docket, on Oct. 5, 2019, Lopez allegedly used a sufferer’s Social Safety quantity and enterprise paperwork pertaining to a “sham” enterprise that he had created to open a fraudulent checking account in that enterprise’ title. Lopez then allegedly fraudulently obtained a U.S. Treasury examine, which was fraudulently altered to be made payable to the “sham” enterprise within the quantity of $211,887 and deposited it into the account. Lopez then allegedly both withdrew or transferred the stolen proceeds from the fraudulent enterprise checking account earlier than anybody may detect the fraud, Carpenito stated.

The financial institution fraud cost carries a most penalty of 30 years in jail and a high quality of the best of $1 million or twice the acquire derived from, or loss attributable to, the offense. The theft of presidency funds cost carries a most penalty of 10 years in jail and a high quality of the best of $250,000 or twice the acquire derived from, or loss attributable to, the offense. The aggravated id theft cost carries a compulsory time period of imprisonment of two years, which should run consecutively to another time period of imprisonment imposed.

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