9th Circ. Says Counterfeit Check Is ID In Fraud Case

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a check forger who tried to argue that personal information — including name and bank account number — appearing on a counterfeit check was not a valid “means of identification” under a federal identity theft law.

According to the panel’s opinion, Robert Kent Alexander, while working as a newspaper delivery man, stole mail belonging to two individuals who lived along his route. He allegedly managed to get a hold of one of their checks and proceeded to...
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