St. Louis man pleads guilty to bank fraud

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Fraud on Friday, May 18, 2012

Earlier this month, a St. Louis man pleaded guilty to crimes that are a violation of federal criminal law. The specific charges to which he pleaded guilty include conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

The man’s plot involved an attempt to trick U.S. Bank into transferring him $180,000. His plan involved his friend who was employed by U.S. Bank and worked at the St. Louis bank branch.

According to authorities, the man’s accomplice would take information from the bank regarding high profile clients. He would hand over names, email addresses and account information. Then, in June, the St. Louis man contacted U.S. …