Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:39

Connecticut man pleads guilty to fraud charges

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BANGOR - A Connecticut man faces up 30 years in federal prison after admitting to several charges, including bank fraud.

According the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, 54-year-old Mark Pignatello of Connecticut pleaded guilty to using other people's social security numbers to impersonate them and cash counterfeit checks at People's United Bank branches in Maine and New Hampshire.

 

Pignatello was arrested in Newport in October after tellers at that branch alerted police to what they believed to be fraudulent activity.

 

Initially, he was arrested on state charges but it was later learned that his alleged criminal activity crossed state lines so federal charges were brought against him.