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Serial scammer pleads guilty to bank fraud and identity theft

Posted at 6:37 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 10:50:27-04

A serial scammer pleaded guilty to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft on Tuesday.

Officials say 70-year-old Ronald L. Coleman has four previous federal convictions for similar crimes.

According to his plea agreement, Coleman used more than 10 victims' personal information to request credit and debit cards and to apply for new credit cards. The cards were sent to Coleman’s residence in Baltimore. Coleman would pretend to be the victims by using their name, birth date, social security number and other personal information when calling financial institutions.

It was reported in 2015 that Coleman used  stolen information to obtain a vehicle loan, which he used to purchase a Mercedes Benz SL.

Court documents show that his fraudulent activities resulted in an actual loss of at least $11,076.34, and an intended loss of more than $39,000.

Coleman's sentencing is scheduled for January 30, 2019, where he will face a sentenced 5 to 10 years in prison.