Seattle man sentenced to three years for bank fraud, identity theft

FILE - Generic gavel on wooden table.

A repeat Seattle offender was sentenced to three years in prison for an identity theft scheme involving several associates, including his father.

U.S. Attorney Nick Brown announced the sentencing Wednesday. His office says 33-year-old Kevin Antoine Jones gained information from a BECU bank insider in 2019, and used it to impersonate customers with his associates, and drain their bank accounts between March and Oct. 2019.

Jones and his associates, which included his father, obtained new debit cards for their accounts. Prosecutors say their scheme caused actual and attempted losses of more than $299,000.

Jones faces three years in prison and $231,000 in restitution, followed by another three years of court supervision.

Jones has been convicted several times before—beginning in 2007 when he was convicted of promoting prostitution with a 16-year-old girl, illegally possessing a firearm, in 2011 of robbing a bank, in 2017 of illegally possessing ammunition, and in 2019 of stealing from a casino, assaulting a blackjack dealer, and moths later for domestic violence.

The bank insider was sentenced to two years, and Jones' father pleaded guilty and awaits federal sentencing.

RELATED: Renton Police seek ID of two armed robbery suspects

READ MORE: Neighbors raise safety questions following deadly hit-and-run in the South Sound

Get breaking news alerts in the FREE FOX 13 Seattle app. Download for Apple iOS or Android. And sign up for BREAKING NEWS emails delivered straight to your inbox.

Stay connected with FOX 13 News on all platforms:
DOWNLOAD: FOX 13 News and Weather Apps
WATCH: FOX 13 News Live
SUBSCRIBE: FOX 13 on YouTube
DAILY BRIEF: Sign Up For Our Newsletter
FOLLOW: Facebook Twitter Instagram

Watch FOX 13 Seattle for the latest news: