Man Guilty In $207,000 CUFraud

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BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - (09/15/05) -- A local man was sentenced Tuesday toalmost three years in jail and ordered to pay $207,000 inrestitution for a fraud scheme that drained that amount from TampaFederal Postal CU. Keith Fisher pleaded guilty to the scheme. Hedeposited a bogus check for $350,000 into his credit unionaccount--a check written by his mother who left the amount blank athis insistence. The mother was told that Fisher was expecting a bigdisability settlement and the money would be wired into heraccount. After a hold period, Fisher began writing bad checks onthe account to buy cars purchase goods and withdraw cash. Thecredit union later received the check back and learned the mother'saccount had only $37 in it.

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