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      California man to be sentenced in Va. bank fraud

      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A California man who stole more than $226,000 from Wells Fargo bank customers is due in federal court in Virginia for sentencing.

      Prosecutors are asking for a sentence of 5 years and one month when Anthony Romey Carter appears in U.S. District Court in Richmond on Thursday. Defense attorneys are asking for a term of 2 1/2 years.

      Carter pleaded guilty in May to bank fraud conspiracy and three counts of identity theft. According to a statement of facts filed along with his plea agreement, Carter used stolen personal information to obtain fake IDs in the names of Wells Fargo account holders. He traveled from his Elk Grove, Calif., home to South Carolina and Virginia and used the fake IDs to withdraw money from Wells Fargo customers' accounts.

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