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Man sentenced for bank fraud and identity theft

Kristofer C. Jensen, 34, Federal Way, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Jan. 23 for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Between January 2007 and March 2008, Jensen used bank account numbers he obtained through stolen mail to take money from several bank accounts not belonging to him, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office press release. Jensen used fake identification with his photo but the victims' names to gain access to the accounts.

On Aug. 29, 2007, Jensen visited five separate Washington Mutual branches and withdrew $11,500 from one victim’s account. In March 2007, he made 15 different withdrawals from one victim’s account at the same BECU branch in Auburn, according to the release. He performed the fraud scheme in Oregon as well. Jensen withdrew more than $200,000 from the accounts of 40 different victims, according to the release.

Jensen will also serve four years of supervised release and was advised by Judge Marsha J. Pechman to enroll in drug treatment for his methamphetamine addiction, according to the release.

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