By Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Newark man has pleaded guilty to stealing and laundering more than $450,000 from a New York health services provider and a community development investment foundation in Maryland.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release that 26-year-old Akeem Harris pleaded guilty on Thursday to bank fraud and money laundering in federal court in Wilmington.

According to court records, Harris deposited an altered check for $439,000, written from the account of the health services company. Prosecutors say Harris made a series of cash withdrawals from that check.

Authorities say Harris also received a fraudulent wire transfer of $40,000 from the foundation.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 13.

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