MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Baltimore, Maryland men were indicted by a federal grand jury on August 9, 2017 sitting in Wheeling on bank fraud charges, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.
Steven Allen Baldwin, Jr., age 34, was indicted on one count of “Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud” and three counts of “Bank Fraud.”
Tyrone Baldwin, age 31, was indicted on one count of “Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud” and three counts of Bank Fraud.”
Both are accused of stealing checks from mailboxes, creating counterfeit checks, and cashing those counterfeit checks. The crimes are alleged to have taken place in April 2016 in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, West Virginia.
It is alleged that more than $9,000 was taken in this case. The government is seeking to forfeit the amount of alleged proceeds in this case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae DeMasi-Lemon is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Postal Inspection Service is investigating.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Northern District of West Virginia