Two Cuban Miami residents, father and son, Emilio Bosque Rodríguez, 32, and Leo-Vigildo Bosque Viel, 59, were arrested in this southern Florida city on charges of bank fraud and multiple use of counterfeit checks at Triust branches Bank.
According to local reports, the young man who appeared in court in Miami this week was charged with grand larceny, organized fraud and using forged checks with the intent to defraud both Miami and county bank branches. from Broward.
This all happened between June and August of this year, when several bank transactions worth thousands of dollars were made using counterfeit checks. According to local media reports, the 59-year-old father is accused of the same allegations as his son.
Father and son are accused of fraud in Miami
Evidence presented at trial includes security videos showing the two defendants making cash withdrawals at least twice at the 15101 Northwest and 67th Avenue branch in Miami, totaling $11,200. However, it is estimated that the amount of money they obtained through fraudulent checks could be more than $28,000.
Miami Judge Mindy S. Glazer set bail at $20,000 for the defendants at a hearing this week. Bosque Viel and Bosque Rodríguez not only face trial, but are also at risk of deportation due to their immigration status.
The crime of bank fraud is a serious federal crime in the United States. Those responsible for this charge face prison sentences of up to 30 years and fines of up to $1 million. In addition, they must return the amount of money obtained through fraud.