U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Canton man charged with Bank Fraud was sentenced on June 25, 2012, by Chief U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Mark Ross, age 38, was sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment, five years of supervised release, a $100 Victim Assistance Fund assessment, and restitution in the total amount of $52,629.87.
Ross was indicted for Bank Fraud by a federal grand jury on December 6, 2011. Between about August 1, 2010, and December 31, 2010, Ross executed a scheme to defraud Home Federal Bank. He used checks belonging to Karen Ross to open an account at Home Federal Bank and deposit money into that same account. At that time, he knew that he did not have authority from Karen Ross to do so. He then withdrew funds and passed checks on that same account, knowing that the funds in the account did not belong to him and that the amounts for which he made withdrawals and wrote and passed the fraudulent checks exceeded the balances in the account. Ross pled guilty to the indictment on April 3, 2012.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Koliner prosecuted the case.
Ross was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.