March 23, 2023

Camden Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud

Morgan Howard

A Camden man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca of the Southern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Patrick M. Davis of the U.S. Secret Service, Birmingham Field Office.

According to court documents and statements made in court, 25-year-old Arthur Jerome Eldridge, Jr., conspired with others to print counterfeit U.S. Treasury Checks, deposit them at area banks, and withdraw funds from those accounts.

Eldridge is scheduled to be sentenced on June 26, 2023. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The United States Secret Service is investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly T. Purdie is prosecuting the case.

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