Virginia Man Sentenced for False Claims on Worcester Bank Loan Application

by | Jan 7, 2021 | Crime, Headlines, News

WORCESTER – A 39-year-old Virginia man was sentenced in federal court in Worcester on Thursday for making a false statement on a loan application and aggravated identity theft.

Rashad Al-Terek Walker, of Hampton, Va. was on supervised release for a previous conviction at the time of the offense. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 32 months in prison and two years of supervised release.

In September 2020, Walker pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement on a loan application and one count of aggravated identity theft.

In November 2019, Walker attempted to obtain a loan using a stolen identity from a Worcester-area credit union. Walker provided employees of the credit union several fraudulent records, including a counterfeit license, employer pay record and utility bill. Employees of the credit union immediately reported the matter to law enforcement authorities, who responded to the credit union and arrested Walker.

Walker was previously convicted of bank fraud in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia and was on supervised release for that offense when he committed the crimes in Worcester.

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