The Daly City man, Jessie Muniz, charged with identity theft and commercial burglary for attempting to deposit a fraudulent income tax check worth $46,000 at a South City bank in May, received details of his sentence last week. Yesterday the case's co-defendent, La Haitian Austin, pleaded not guilty to all charges.
In May South San Francisco police arrested the two men at a Chase bank at 101 McLellan Drive, after Muiz deposited a check made to look like a Federal Income Tax Return into his account.
During investigation that followed, police found that the defendents had forged 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 county jail. Last week he was also sentenced to three years supervised probation on condition of the four months jail, as well as $240 restitution fine, $40 court security fine, $30 criminal conviction fine, and $100 per month probation fee and genetic marker testing.
A preliminary hearing for defendent Austin has been set for Sept. 25. The defendant remains out of custody on $100,000 bail bond.
-Bay City News and Austin walsh contributed to this report.