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The leader of a check fraud ring that led to losses of up to $550,000 at credit unions and banks across four states is expected to be sentenced in March, according to federal prosecutors in Mobile, Ala.

Arrington Jaylun Gardner, 21, of Semmes, pleaded guilty to one felony count of bank fraud and one felony count of aggravated ID theft on Dec. 6 in U.S. District Court in Mobile, according to court documents. What’s more, eight members of the fraud ring also pleaded guilty to bank fraud and are scheduled to be sentenced next year. Court proceedings against three other coconspirators are pending.

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