Three Palm Beach County Fraudsters Plead Guilty To Bank Fraud And Identity Theft
Ja’kevious Ri’shaad Vickers, Gregory Bernard Ashley Jr, and Naim W. Kahook were involved in a bank fraud conspiracy involving stolen checks and the theft of personal identifying information. In addition to the production of fraudulent or fake checks.
The three ran the criminal scheme from November 23, 2021, to June 24, 2022.
The conspiracy entailed obtaining fully drafted checks from various persons and corporations and altering them with false information, including the payee’s name, and depositing them into accounts they controlled. After depositing these checks, the conspirators accessed the funds through withdrawals, wire transfers, and other means. The total amount involved in the fraudulent activities exceeded $361,000.
On December 21, 2023, ring leader Vickers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud. In addition, he also pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. Vickers faces a mandatory minimum term of two years in prison, to run consecutively to a statutory term of up to 30 years in prison.
Ashley also pleaded guilty on December 14, 2023. In addition, Kahook pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud on Dec. 21, 2023. The court has scheduled Ashley and Kahook to be sentenced on March 14, 2024. This is also same day as Vickers. However, it is unknown if the court will issue sentence on all three at the same hearing.
Ashley and Kahook also face up to 30 years in federal prison.
The trio of fraudsters are all scheduled for sentencing in Miami on March 14, 2024.
However, the two other men only pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.