Bowie resident indicted for bank fraud

Thursday, May 11, 2006

On May 10, it was announced that Bowie resident George E. Mozee, 46, was indicted for bank fraud by a federal grand jury, said United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

The indictment comes from Mozee’s days as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Between July 2004 and August 2005, Moze stole boxes of personal checks from the Lamond Riggs Station post office in the district.

The stolen checks were given to Mt. Rainier resident Ervin S. Waddy, 54, and used in stores in Maryland by Waddy, Drain M. Short, 44, Terrence Ellis, 29, and Angela Agnew, 42.

For his part, Mozee was compensated through cash or items bought with the stolen checks. There was a total of $9,064.25 worth of goods purchased with the stolen checks from stores such as Sam’s Club, Lowe’s CompUSA and EXPO.

Mozee faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and three years of supervised release following the prison term.

Mozee has not been found guilty of this crime. His indictment charge means he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.

Waddy, Ellis and Agnew pled guilty to various charges of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and⁄or use of another’s identity in relation to a felony, arising from this scheme. Waddy, Ellis and Agnew are scheduled to be sentenced on July 7, July 31, and July 13 respectively.