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Loveland, Ohio man Keith Blankenship was recently arrested after an elderly couple entrusted him with a blank check. Lila Mae Thomas and her husband wanted to purchase cheesecake, chicken and other assorted meats from Blankenship, a meat salesman. Yet after Blankenship received a check for $800, he immediately voided it, claiming his name was ineligible.
Trusting Blankenship, Lila Mae signed a blank check for the meat-salesman to fill in himself. Mr. Blankenship then wrote in $3,800 as the amount, drove Lila Mae’s husband to the bank, cashed the check and gave the elderly couple a receipt with $3,800 written in very small handwriting. After closer inspection, Lila Mae realized she had been conned. If Mr. Blankenship is convicted of all charges, he could face a lengthy prison sentence.
Following are the penalties for forgery and identity fraud, two crimes that are often committed together:
Individuals arrested for white-collar crimes face serious penalties. If you are arrested for fraud, embezzlement, forgery or any other white-collar offense, consult with an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible.