Omaha Man Sentenced for Wire Fraud

An Omaha man has been sentenced to a year in prison for wire fraud and a weapons charge.

Thirty-seven-year-old Joshua Roth will face five years of supervised release after his prison time and he’s also been ordered to pay restitution totaling $21,325.40.

Prosecutors say Roth obtained a bank account number, user name and password of a First National Bank customer. He used that information to open a PayPal account in that customer’s name and was then able to transfer money from the bank account to the PayPal account.

Investigators say he then used the information to purchase items from eBay.

Officers served a search warrant at Roth’s home and located some of the items he had ordered as well as two firearms.

Roth had previously been convicted of a felony offense and was therefore prohibited by law from possessing firearms.


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