Two New Haven people plead guilty to bank fraud charges: Officials – NBC Connecticut

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According to the US Department of Justice, two New Haven individuals have both pleaded guilty to one charge of mail theft, identity theft and bank fraud scheme.

According to court documents, Marquis Williams, 45, and his associate Dara Morrison, 41, stole mail from hundreds of residential mailboxes in Connecticut, which allegedly began between 2018 and 2019.

The mails contained checks, driver’s licenses, passports, social security cards, banking information and other personally identifying information from businesses and individuals throughout Connecticut, including elderly residents of homes retirement, according to court documents.

Williams and Morrison then used the stolen identities to produce fake IDs to cash or deposit stolen checks, authorities say.

Court documents also said they used the stolen checks to create fake copies, which were then cashed or deposited into accounts they opened using the stolen identities.

Morrison also used and attempted to use stolen credit cards, officials said.

According to the US Department of Justice, more than 70 victims of bank fraud have been identified throughout the investigation.

Williams and Morrison allegedly stole more than $118,000 and attempted to steal another $58,000, according to a press release.

Both pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and are being held pending sentencing.

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