The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 18, 2011 released the following:
“Geneva Man Charged with Bank Fraud
ROCHESTER, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Ronald Cox, 28, formerly of Geneva, New York, was charged by criminal complaint with bank fraud. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, between June 2008 and June 2009, Cox used the personal information of two individuals living in Florida, including Social Security numbers and dates of birth, to fraudulently obtain lines of credit from Advanta Bank. The lines of credit were to be used for personal expenditures without the victims knowledge. The two individuals thought that they were making an investment in the defendant’s automobile business.
The criminal complaint is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the special agents from Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Christopher M. Piehota, Special Agent in Charge.
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