WHITE PLAINS – Two Bronx men were sentenced to state prison terms on Thursday for their guilty pleas to participating in an identity theft ring that extended to banks in the Hudson Valley.
Tyrone “Reece” Lee, 28, and Anthony “Sug” Davis, 29, stole over $850,000 by using bank tellers to fraudulently obtain the personal information of hundreds of unsuspecting customers, and then creating fake identification cards to withdraw money from the accounts.
Among the bank branches whose customers were victimized were the Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase branches in White Plains, the JP Morgan Chase branch in Yonkers, and the Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) branch in the Town of Newburgh.
Lee, who was the scheme’s ringleader, was sentenced to 4 ½ to nine years in state prison.
Davis, who was the fraudulent document maker, was sentenced to two to six years in prison. He is currently serving a 10-year sentence in federal prison on a federal identity theft case.