U.S. Attorney William Hochul announced today that Henry Joseph Williams, 50, of Rochester pleaded guilty to bank fraud.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, and a $1,000,000 fine.
Investigators stated that 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.