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Saturday, July 24, 2010

New York ex-bank computer tech gets prison in $1M scam

A computer technician who used a three-month job at a New York bank as a launching pad for almost a decade of theft from charities has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison.Adeniyi Adeyemi (ah-DEN'-ee ah-deh-YEM'-ee) told a judge Wednesday he felt "shame, guilt and remorse" for his scheme.He admitted last month to stealing 2,000 bank employees' identities in 2001. He used their IDs for years to siphon about $1 million from charities that released banking information to ease donations.He transferred money from the charities' accounts to accounts he'd opened under stolen identities.Adeyemi pleaded guilty to charges including grand larceny. The 27-year-old Nigerian immigrant will be deported after serving his sentence. The range reflects possible credit for good behavior.

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