PITTSBURGH -- A Cincinnati man used counterfeit checks at casinos, costing several hundred thousand dollars in fraud, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
James Brown, 59, and others negotiated counterfeit checks at casinos from Florida to New York using false IDs in the names of other real people, according to the announcement.
Brown pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft in Pittsburgh Tuesday. He's facing as much as 30 years in prison on the bank fraud charge and at least 24 months on the identity theft charge, as well as fines of up to $1.25 million.
Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 21.