Monday, January 26, 2015

Million Dollar Fraud Charged Against Naples Man

NAPLES, FL. -- United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Jeffrey Ihm (47, Naples) with multiple counts of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Each wire fraud count carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. 

According to the indictment, Ihm assumed the identities of and posed as three different Roper Industries, Inc. executives. He then generated false and fraudulent e-mails and other documents in the names of Roper Industries, Inc. and Kynetic Technologies, LLC to defraud Wells Fargo Bank, causing the bank to wire him $1,064,664.74 to which he was not entitled.

In addition, he faces a maximum penalty of two years’ imprisonment for each aggravated identity theft offense, to be served consecutively to any wire fraud conviction. The indictment also notifies Ihm that the United States is seeking a money judgment against him in the amount of $1,064,664.74, and intends to forfeit the house located at 3343 Pacific Drive, Naples, Florida, which are both alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the fraud.

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