Local man guilty of bank fraud, identity
November 7, 2012
Christopher M. Doyle, 25, Bonners Ferry, pleaded
guilty Tuesday in United States District Court
to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft,
U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
Doyle was indicted by a federal grand jury
sitting in Coeur d’Alene on September 21, 2010.
According to the plea agreement, Doyle admitted
that on April 6, 2010, while employed at Ace's
Elder Care, a nursing home, he stole two checks
belonging to an elderly patient residing in the
facility. Both checks were drawn on the victim’s
Doyle admitted that he forged the victim’s name
on the signature line and made it payable to his
girlfriend in the amount of $500. Doyle then
deposited the check into his girlfriend's bank
account using an ATM. According to the plea
agreement, Doyle’s image was captured showing
him depositing the check at the ATM.
On April 22, 2010, during an interview with a
U.S. Postal Inspector, Doyle admitted that he
stole the victim’s checks while working at the
nursing home and deposited them into his
girlfriend's bank account.
Bank fraud is punishable by up to 30 years in
prison, a maximum fine of $1-million, and up to
five years of supervised release. Aggravated
identity theft is punishable by a mandatory term
of two years in prison, consecutive, up to one
year of supervised release, and a maximum fine
Doyle is scheduled to be sentenced on February
5, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Edward J.
Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur
The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal
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