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Case Number: 20-CR-2-CJW
Judge: C.J. Williams
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (Linn County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Cedar Rapids, IA - The United States of America charged Andrew Garrett with wire fraud.
A man who drained his grandmother’s checking account, living trust account, and money market savings account of $118,107.80 was sentenced today to 21 months in prison.
Andrew Garrett, age 32, from Marion, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 10, 2020 guilty plea to a one count charging him with wire fraud.
In a plea agreement, Garrett admitted his grandmother was unable to care for herself due to memory issues including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Garrett used a debit card belonging to his grandmother to spend her funds for his personal benefit. Garrett concealed his scheme to defraud by claiming the expenses were related to repairs at his grandmother’s condominium.
Garrett was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Garrett was sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment and ordered to repay 118,107.80 in restitution. He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Garrett was released on the bond previously set and is to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on a date yet to be set.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matthew J. Cole and investigated by the Marion Police Department.
18:1343 FRAUD BY WIRE, RADIO, OR TELEVISION
Outcome: 06/15/2020 25 MINUTE Entry for proceedings held before Judge CJ Williams:Sentencing held on 6/15/2020 as to defendant Andrew Garrett. Defendant must report to the designated BOP facility as notified by USMS. (Official Court Record: Shelly Semmler) (JGO) (Entered: 06/15/2020)
06/15/2020 26 JUDGMENT as to Defendant Andrew Garrett: Defendant committed to BOP for 21 months on Count 1 of the Information. Supervised Release 3 years. Special Assessment $100. Restitution $118,107.80. Signed by Judge CJ Williams on 6/15/2020. (mmc) (Entered: 06/15/2020)
06/15/2020 27 SEALED Statement of Reasons as to Defendant Andrew Garrett. (mmc) (Entered: 06/15/2020)
06/15/2020 28 SEALED Appendix as to Andrew Garrett re 26 Judgment. (mmc) (Entered: 06/15/2020)18:1343 FRAUD BY WIRE, RADIO, OR TELEVISION