Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Rock Springs, Wyoming, man convicted of one count of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud and two counts of Aggravated Identity Theft was sentenced on April 15, 2021, by Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Judge.
Gregory Harrison, age 49, was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release on the Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud charge. Harrison was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release on both of the Aggravated Identity Theft charges. The custody sentences will be served consecutively to each other for a total of just under 8 years. Harrison was also ordered to pay $100 in special assessments to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each charge. In addition, Harrison was ordered to pay $11,913.19 in restitution.
Harrison was indicted on January 22, 2020. The conviction stems from Harrison conspiring with others to fraudulently obtain cash, goods, and services through the use of aggravated identity theft and bank fraud. Harrison used identifying information pertaining to real individuals to create fraudulent checks. Harrison and his codefendants cashed fraudulent checks for cash, goods, and services in western South Dakota in 2018 and 2019.
This case was investigated by the Rapid City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.
Harrison was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.