A Georgia resident pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to a charge of bank fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Khambrel Coleman, 33, of Johns Creek, Georgia, pleaded guilty to one felony count before United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

According to the information presented to the Court, Coleman unlawfully used and attempted to use counterfeit credit cards and identification cards to fraudulently obtain cash advances from November 2016 through February 3, 2017. During one such transaction, he used a credit card number belonging to a Pittsburgh resident to fraudulently obtain a cash advance from a Citizens Bank Branch in Shadyside, Pittsburgh.

Judge Conti scheduled sentencing for Oct. 23, 2019. The law provides for a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court released Coleman on bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Mark V. Gurzo is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government. The United States Secret Service conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

This is a press release from the US Department of Justice.

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