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Florida Man Sentenced in Wyoming Federal Court for Bank Fraud

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A Florida man was recently sentenced to prison in Wyoming Federal Court for bank fraud. Sheridan Medias’ Ron Richter has the details.

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U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson recently sentenced 56-year-old Kennard Bouk, III to 41 months’ imprisonment for bank fraud. Bouk was also ordered to pay $27,000 in restitution. According to court documents, on January 9, 2023, Bouk deposited a counterfeit U.S. Treasury check in the amount of $560,625.04 made out to “Knight Insurance Company LLC,” at a financial institution in Cheyenne. Five days prior, on January 4, Bouk had created an LLC of the same name with the Wyoming Secretary of State and opened a business account for Knight Insurance Company LLC at the financial institution. He was able to unlawfully obtain $27,000 before the fraud was detected.

It is believed that the original U.S. Treasury check was stolen in the mail, the image was sold, and the check reproduced. It did not have four of the security features of the original U.S. Treasury check. Bouk was arrested on June 9 by Apopka Police Department in Florida. He pleaded guilty to the charge on Feb. 27, 2024. The United States Secret Service investigated this crime.

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