A Santa Ana man accused of using stolen identifies to siphon money from the retirement accounts of Boeing employees was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury.
Hoa Vo, 30, is facing three counts of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft related to a series of fraudulent money transfers adding up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to U.S. Attorney’s office statement.
Prosecutors allege that Vo – who is also known as Hoa Thanh Tran Vo and Andy Vo – was able to obtain the personal identifying information of an unspecified number of Boeing employees and information about their retirement accounts.
Using that information, prosecutors allege, Vo submitted withdrawal requests for checks and electronic money transfers. The money was deposited into bank accounts Vo opened using Boeing employee’s name and forged signature, prosecutors added.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Vo “actually obtained” an estimated $360,847, but “attempted to obtain” an estimated $783,328. He was indicted following an investigation that included investigators from the United States Secret Service, and the Huntington Beach, Irvine and Westminster police department’s.
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