- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - The final member of a large bank fraud ring has been sentenced.

U.S. Attorney Annett Hayes says Shawn Andre Turner was sentenced last week to two years and one month in prison and five years of supervised release.

Hayes says Turner was responsible for fraud on 15 different bank accounts causing the loss of about $80,000. He pleaded guilty in April to three counts of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Turner was one of 10 defendants who were indicted for a fraud scheme that was responsible for nearly $1 million in fraud.

Court records show the defendants used stolen and forged checks to make fraudulent deposits in different banks. The co-schemers used debit cards to withdraw large amounts of cash before the banks determined the checks were bad.

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