- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors say four people have been sentenced in a scheme to fraudulently withdraw more than $4 million from Bank of America accounts.

U.S. Attorney John Horn said in a news release that Alwin Peterson Jr., Vivienne Bloch, Kori Henegar and Allen Parham were sentenced Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Peterson led the scheme from November 2012 through August 2014. They say he collected personal information of more than 150 account holders. Bloch, Henegar and Parham worked as “runners” who entered bank branches to withdraw money and to wire money from the accounts to other accounts Peterson opened.

Peterson got 12 years and a month in prison. Parham got 6 ½ years; Bloch got 5 years; and Henegar got 2 years and 9 months. All four were ordered to pay restitution.

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