• Prosecutors charge Vt. man with bank fraud
    April 22,2014

    The Associated Press

    BURLINGTON - A Vermont man faces trial on federal bank fraud charges after prosecutors say he used stolen identities to obtain two Vermont identification cards and defraud banks of $75,000.

    Thirty-five-year-old Brian Wyer agreed to remain in custody during his arraignment Monday in U.S. District Court in Burlington.

    Federal Magistrate John Conroy noted during the arraignment that Wyer has 26 prior convictions for fraud, theft and forgery, the Burlington Free Press reports.

    Wyer was indicted in Vermont in June and taken into custody by U.S. marshals in Illinois last month.

    Prosecutors say Wyer used identities of people who lived in Ohio and Kansas to obtain the two Vermont non-driver identification cards. Officials say he used the fraudulent cards to open bank accounts in Massachusetts and then withdraw about $75,000 in cash.

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