Identity Thief Diverted Wages Of U.S. Servicemen To His CU Account

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GREENBELT, Md. – A Capitol Heights man was sentenced to four years in prison for illegally accessing and altering payroll accounts of U.S. servicemen and diverting thousand of dollars of pay meant for them to his accounts at Andrews FCU.

Between July 2008 and May 2009, Andre Grant, 27, accessed payroll accounts of U.S. servicemen and changed the information to have wages sent to accounts he was in charge of. Over a one-year period Grant used the credit union account for purchases and cash withdrawals, resulting in a loss to the credit union of $9,481.

As a result of his schemes, Grant is responsible for $187,659 in losses to merchants and to the U.S. government for funds diverted from the payroll accounts.


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