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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Former Bank Manager Sentenced for Identity Theft/Bank Fraud

EUGENE, OR—Randy Arlan Mainwaring, 41, former manager of the Thurston Branch of Key Bank in Springfield, Oregon, was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison yesterday by U.S. District Judge Michael R. Hogan for identity theft and bank fraud. He pled guilty to both offenses on May 7, 2012

In pleading guilty, Mainwaring admitted that on January 29, 2007, while serving as the manager of the Thurston Branch of Key Bank, with the intent to deceive Key Bank, he possessed and used a Social Security account Nnumber of another actual person, a previous Key Bank account holder, to open up a bank account at Key Bank without that person’s authorization. He also admitted that on May 10, 2007, while continuing to serve as the manager of the Thurston Branch of Key Bank, he transferred to his personal e-mail account the names, dates of birth, and Social Security account numbers of 2,937 present or previous account holders of Key Bank. He admitted that he transferred and possessed these means of identification without authorization of Key Bank or the account holders and with the intent to use them for his personal financial gain. Mainwaring also admitted that in August 2010 he attempted to obstruct justice with respect to the prosecution of the offense by threatening and intimidating a witness to the offense. Mainwaring’s sentence was enhanced because the offense involved more than 250 victims, he used personally identifiable information of another person to open up a bank account without authorization, he abused a position of trust, and he obstructed justice by threatening and intimidating a witness.

As a result of Mainwaring’s conduct, Key Bank incurred $44,937.66 in expenses, including credit monitoring services to the affected account holders. Mainwaring was ordered to pay restitution in that amount to Key Bank.

The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean B. Hoar.

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