BOISE — A California man has been ordered to spend five years in an Idaho prison and pay nearly $190,000 in restitution for impersonating others and withdrawing funds from bank accounts.
Twenty-four-year-old Justine Lingatong must also serve five years of supervised release after his prison term expires.
Lingatong pleaded guilty in January to the crimes. Under the plea agreement, he admitted to going into Treasure Valley banks seven different times, presenting false identification and taking out cash from accounts belonging to the people he was impersonating.
He carried out the scheme with two other women, and investigators say the trio hit banks in Arizona and Utah. His female accomplices are already serving time in prison — one for 4 years and the other for 44 months.