Rochester man, Henry Joseph Williams, pleads guilty to bank fraud

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Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced on Wednesday that Henry Joseph Williams, 51, of Rochester, was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Williams had previously been convicted of bank fraud. He was additionally ordered to pay restitution to the victim banks in the amount of $6,139.84.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, Williams opened accounts at two area banks. Between May 2015 and August 2015, the defendant used his ATM cards to incur approximately $8,100 in charges which he then fraudulently disputed by falsely claiming that his ATM cards had been stolen.

At the time of the offense, Williams was on federal supervised release for a 2012 wire fraud conviction.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector-in-Charge Shelly Binkowski, and the United States Probation Department, under the direction of Anthony San Giacomo.

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