On March 24, 2023, in the Central District of California, Trino Ramirez was sentenced to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release after he pled guilty to bank fraud. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $13,243 and a special assessment of $100. In or about April 15, 2021, Ramirez obtained stolen checks, issued by the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury), that had been altered to replace the payee’s name and address with Ramirez’s name and address. Ramirez deposited three Treasury checks into his checking account at Bank of America via a mobile application, falsely representing that he was the intended payee of the checks. Ramirez and others then withdrew the proceeds of the fraudulent checks from his checking account.
Source: The facts in this case narrative come from the following publicly available documents: C.D. Cal., Indict., filed July 15, 2022; and C.D. Cal., Judgement, filed March 24, 2023.