Check Fraud Ringleader Sentenced To Federal Prison
The Johnson County Report
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. –– A Raleigh, North Carolina man, Carl Edwin Parker, Jr., was sentenced Tuesday to 63 months in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit bank fraud. On October 20, 2021, Parker pleaded guilty to the charge. As part of sentencing, Parker was further ordered to pay criminal restitution to State Employees’ Credit Union.
According to court documents and other information presented in court, between approximately May 2019 and April 2020, Parker and his co-conspirators stole checks from residential mailboxes and altered them to make them payable to individuals that were recruited to serve as “money mules.”