Fraud Sentenced For Forging $46K Check

Man will serve time and pay fines for attempting to cash fake income tax check at South City bank.


A San Mateo County judge sentenced a man to seven months in jail today for attempting to deposit a fraudulent income tax check worth $46,000 at a South City bank.

South San Francisco police arrested Jessie Muniz and another man in May at a Chase bank, at 101 McLellan Drive, after he deposited a check made to look like a Federal Income Tax Return into his account.

During investigation that followed, police found that the 40-year-old Daly City resident had worked with the other man to forge false identification documents that were intended to facilitate the fraud.

On May 10, Muniz pleaded no contest to multiple felony charges of identity theft, fraud, burglary, forgery and conspiracy for which he was sentenced to four months in jail and an undetermined amount of fines and penalties, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Muniz has 21 days worth of time served that will be counted toward his time in the county jail. He will also face 3 years of probation upon his release, said Wagstaffe.

The other man involved, Lamar Austin, 32, of Oakland, is scheduled to enter a plea in his case on July 17, said Wagstaffe.

-- Bay City News contributed to this report


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