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Case Number: 1:19-cr-00165-JL
Judge: Joseph N. Laplante
Court: United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire (Merrimack County>
Plaintiff's Attorney: Matthew Hunter
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Description: Concord, NH - The United States of America charged Albert Paulin with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Albert Paulin, 43, of Bronx, New York, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from approximately August of 2017, to approximately January of 2018, Paulin conspired with others to withdraw money from other person’s bank accounts. Specifically, Paulin drove runners to a number of bank branches and provided them with false driver’s licenses that contained bank customers’ personal identifying information and the runners’ photographs. Paulin also provided the runners with the account holders’ bank account number. The runners then entered the bank branches and withdrew funds from bank accounts with the information provided by Paulin.
In total, Paulin’s runners successfully withdrew over $109,900 and attempted to withdraw an additional $43,700 from over 19 victims’ bank accounts.
Paulin is scheduled to be sentenced on May 14, 2020.
“Bank fraud and identify theft offenses cause great harm to victims and undermine confidence in our financial institutions,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “The damage is increased when organized criminal conspiracies are involved. Fraudsters who come to New Hampshire to commit crimes should know that our law enforcement community is working hard to protect our citizens. Those who seek to profit from fraud will be caught and they will be prosecuted.”
This matter was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
18 U.S.C. § 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud
18 U.S.C. § 1028A - Aggravated Identity Theft
Outcome: 01/30/2020 16 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Albert Paulin. (jb) (Entered: 01/30/2020)
01/30/2020 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joseph N. Laplante: CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING held on 1/30/2020 as to Albert Paulin (1) Guilty Counts 1 and 6. Defendant sworn and advised of rights/charge(s). Court accepts guilty plea. Court defers acceptance of plea agreement (stipulations) until time of sentencing. Bail continued as previously set. (Court Reporter: Susan M. Bateman) (Govt Atty: Arnold H. Huftalen) (Defts Atty: Jared Joseph Bedrick)(Total Hearing Time: 35 minutes)(CJA Time: 48 minutes) (jb) (Entered: 01/30/2020)
01/30/2020 NOTICE OF HEARING as to Albert Paulin. Sentencing set for 5/14/2020 at 11:00 AM before Judge Joseph N. Laplante.The court has allotted 1 hour for the hearing. Please contact the court immediately if you anticipate the hearing will exceed the allotted time. Any motion seeking a departure or variance, as well as any sentencing memorandum, shall be filed 10 days prior to the sentencing date. Any response shall be filed 4 days prior to sentencing date.(jb) (Entered: 01/30/2020)