Metairie Man Charged with Bank Fraud

Published 9:18 am Monday, July 3, 2023

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JASON CAREY, age 42, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, was charged in a twenty-count indictment for bank fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344, announced United States Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to the indictment, beginning on or about November 4, 2020 and continuing until on or about November 20, 2020, CAREY allegedly executed a scheme to fraudulently obtain approximately $20,000 from Hancock Whitney Bank by depositing altered United States Postal Money Orders into his minor daughter’s bank account at Hancock Whitney Bank.  CAREY then withdrew these funds from Hancock Whitney Bank before the fund transfers cleared.

If convicted, CAREY faces up to thirty years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, up to five years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Evans emphasized that an indictment is merely an allegation, and that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

U.S. Attorney Evans also praised the work of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in investigating this matter. Assistant U. S. Attorney Rachal Cassagne of the Narcotics Unit is in charge of the prosecution.