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Local man sentenced for bank fraud

Vincent Howard, 39, of Rochester, has was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to five years in prison for conviction of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

The term is to be consecutively with an eight-year sentence Howard is currently serving. Judge Larimer also ordered Howard to pay $49,949 in restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee said that Howard, between June and August 2008, conspired with others to commit bank fraud by producing counterfeit checks. Howard’s co-conspirators cashed the counterfeit checks at various banks and retailers in the Western District of New York. In addition, Howard provided his co-conspirators with New York state identification cards belonging to other people. They in turn opened bank accounts using the counterfeit checks made out in the names of the individuals to whom the New York state identifications belonged.