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Man Gets Five Years for Defrauding Banks of $600K

33-year-old David Alcantara was sentenced this month, after being convicted by a jury in May.

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A Warwick man has been sentenced to five years in prison after using stolen identification to defraud two banks of nearly $600,000.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Providence says 33-year-old David Alcantara was sentenced this month, after being convicted by a jury in May of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to pass counterfeit money.

Prosecutors said Alcantara used or instructed others to use stolen information to transfer money from bank accounts into fraudulent accounts.

They said at the same time, he was using fake counterfeit $100 bills to buy small items, then receiving cash back in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
 

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