(follow-up) Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Identities in Fraud Scheme

As a follow-up to a breach incident previously reported on this site, Kansas City InfoZine reports that:

Robert Leroy Maxwell, 45, has pleaded guilty to identity theft and other charges in a fraud scheme that cost banks and businesses in Kansas City, Kan., Olathe and elsewhere a total of more than $30,000.

Maxwell pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated identity theft, one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of mail theft.

In his plea, he admitted that when he was arrested Jan. 21, 2009, at the Argosy Casino in Kansas City, Mo, he was carrying stolen driver’s licenses, Social Security cards and credit cards. From Dec. 8, 2008, through Jan. 21, 2009, he and co-defendant Marcella Diane Machado conspired to defraud the First National Bank of Olathe, First Legends State Bank, Intrust Bank, Mid-America Bank and First State Bank and Trust of Perry, Kan., by stealing checks and using stolen identities to cash the checks.

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