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2 Sentenced In $320,000 Bank Fraud

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GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two men have been sentenced for their part in a bank fraud plot which stole $320,000.

Stephen L. Wise, 23, of Washington was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $59,000 in restitution. Kodjo Panyin Duncan, 39, of Lanham was sentenced Monday to nearly four years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $115,000.

According to their plea agreements, Wise, Duncan and others obtained checks from their victims and altered the names on the checks. They also created counterfeit checks.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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