October 18, 2023

Jackson Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

Morgan Howard

A Jackson man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

According to court documents and statements made in court, 45-year-old Anthony Craig Myrick, of Jackson, opened an account at BankPlus in another person’s name.

He received several $500 checks he knew to be counterfeit United States Treasury checks from a co-conspirator. Myrick and his co-conspirator deposited the counterfeit checks into the BankPlus account and cashed the checks before they were determined to be counterfeit.

Myrick is scheduled to be sentenced on January 18, 2024, and faces a maximum penalty of 32 years in prison. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Patrick Davis made the announcement.

The U.S. Secret Service and Rankin County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

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