Man from Miami stole the identities of 50 bank clients, resulting in him fraudulently obtaining $2 million from their accounts.

Mocobizscene-  A federal indictment reveals that a 24-year-old man, based in Miami, has been accused of stealing the identities of approximately 50 individuals. He allegedly used this stolen personal information to access their bank accounts and transfer over $2 million to himself and others.

According to the indictment, Latron Earl Williams engaged in a nationwide scheme from April 2022 to March 2023, where he obtained the personal information of Citibank customers and impersonated them as account holders.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, prosecutors claim that he subsequently organized for his accomplices to withdraw the funds in order to conceal his role in the alleged scheme. The indictment specifically details eight bank-fraud transfers, each ranging from $20,000 to $40,000.

Williams, who was arrested in Miami, has been granted a $250,000 bond in federal court. He is set to be arraigned on March 12th, facing eight charges of bank fraud and two charges of aggravated identity theft. If he is found guilty, he could face a maximum sentence of 30 years for the fraud charges and a mandatory minimum of two years for each of the identity theft charges.

Larry Handfield, the defense attorney, refrained from making any comments as he hasn’t had the opportunity to review the government’s evidence in the new case.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of Inspector General, and the U.S. Secret Service conducted an investigation into the case.

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