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Montgomery man convicted of ID theft, bank fraud

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Edmund Lee McCall, 39 years old of Montgomery, Alabama, was found guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud, and six counts of aggravated identity theft, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

McCall was found guilty by a jury at the end of a five day trial. The same jury found U.S. Postal Service employee Vanessa Valease Gordon not guilty of the same charges.

Prosecutors said McCall was the leader of a multi-year criminal conspiracy in which he would direct other people to steal mail that included credit cards and other person information. McCall would then find basic biographical information about the victims online.

It was after finding information on his victim that prosecutors say McCall would contact a co-conspirator in Georgia who could access credit reports. After gaining access to private information, McCall would then use it to activate credit cards in the victims' names.

The crimes happened between 2004 and 2009 and affected more than 110 victims. Illegal purchases totaled more than $656,000.

McCall faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 to 30 years imprisonment on the conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud count, and two years on each count of aggravated identity theft. 

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