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Md. man pleads guilty to identity theft

Thursday - 11/8/2012, 5:51pm  ET

BALTIMORE - A Salisbury man has pleaded guilty to using information stolen from clients of a residential mental health program to open bank accounts.

Thirty-three-year-old Christopher Devine pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft on Thursday. He will be sentenced March 1.

According to his plea agreement, Devine and others opened or recruited others to open checking accounts and deposited fraudulent checks.

Devine also admitted to obtaining identifying information of clients in a residential program for adults with mental health needs and using the information to open checking accounts.

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