BOSTON – A Virginia man currently on federal supervised release for a previous conviction was charged yesterday in federal court in Worcester in connection with making a false statement on a loan application and aggravated identity theft.
Rashad Al-Terek Walker, 39, of Hampton, Va., was charged with making a false statement on a loan application and aggravated identity theft. Walker was detained following an initial appearance via videoconference.
According to the charging documents, in November 2019, Walker applied for a personal loan in the amount of $16,500 at a Worcester-area credit union using a stolen identity. As part of the loan application, Walker presented a utility bill, paystub and Massachusetts driver’s license using a stolen identity.
At the time of the alleged offense, Walker was on supervised release following a conviction in the Eastern District of Virginia for conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The charge of false information on a loan application provides for a sentence of up to 30 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $1 million. The charge of aggravated identity theft provides for a mandatory sentence of two years in prison to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed and one year of supervised release.
Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.