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Minn. woman defrauds 25 victims, 26 banks of $460K in 7 Midwest states

Duluth News Tribune

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Minnesota woman is heading to federal prison after using fake documents to funnel nearly half-a-million dollars out of the hands of more than two dozen victims in seven states.

Maegen Catherine Fortin, of Otsego, Minnesota, was sentenced Aug. 4 to serve roughly seven years in federal prison after she was convicted of financial institution fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Federal court documents say that between May 2020 and September 2021, Fortin, 40, conducted fraudulent transactions through credit unions in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri using fraudulent military IDs and fake passports.


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