SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Osceola, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a bank fraud conspiracy, as well as wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
David M. Riili, 33, of Osceola, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr to 57 months in federal prison without parole. Riili’s federal sentence was ordered to run consecutively to five felony sentences imposed by the state of Missouri for unrelated conduct.
Riili and co-defendant Lindsey Scott, 23, of Osceola, pleaded guilty in April 2012; Scott awaits sentencing. Riili and Scott admitted that they stole checks, credit cards and other mail from business and residential mailboxes in southwest Missouri. They altered and forged the stolen checks by adding the names of other individuals to the payee lines of the stolen checks. They cashed the checks or deposited them into Riili’s bank account. The amount of those checks in the scheme, which lasted from Sept. 13 to Nov. 22, 2011, totaled $44,716.