Frederick Jumbo has multiple forgery convictions

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FARMINGTON — A Newcomb man is accused of 21 counts of fraud, identity theft and forgery after allegedly applying for a series of loans with a relative's identification information.

Frederick Jumbo, 33, is charged and accused of 11 felony counts of forgery, six felony counts of identity theft and four misdemeanor counts of fraud, according to the criminal complaint.

He is accused of using a forged temporary Arizona driver's license, a forged letter of residency from the Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Chapter and a forged pay stub in attempts to solicit seven loans at six financial institutions in San Juan and McKinley counties, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

Jumbo did not have legal representation as of Friday morning, according to court records.

Court records show a Fredrick Jumbo was convicted of 26 counts of felony forgery charges in 2014 on a case in which a total of 63 charges were filed. The arrest warrant affidavit also mentions the case.

The alleged incidents took place between April 4 and July 27, when five of the seven loans were approved for about $1,761, according to court documents. Two loan applications for $500 and $300 were denied, per the affidavit.

Some of the information used to commit the alleged crimes was collected from a relative.

The victim told an officer for the Farmington Police Department on Aug. 2 that Jumbo asked the victim for information including his Social Security number, his identification and a résumé.

The victim provided the information to Jumbo in a bid to get a job at Raytheon Co., where Jumbo had been placed by a temp agency, according to court documents.

Jumbo's relative told police he has received letters from businesses about loans he never applied for.

in regard to the 21 counts, Jumbo is accused of one count of forgery for the forged documents provided for each loan and another count of forgery for signing the loan paperwork, the affidavit states.

There was only one count of forgery when Jumbo allegedly applied for a loan at Star Loans in Kirtland, as the application was completed over the phone, according to court documents.

The six counts of identity theft stem from Jumbo allegedly using his relative's information to procure loans at the six financial institutions involved, including Mid-Town Credit in Farmington, Aztec Finance in Aztec and the World Finance Corp. in Gallup.

Jumbo is facing the four charges for fraud due to him allegedly providing false information to four businesses for personal financial gains, according to court documents.

He was released on a $25,000 unsecured appearance bond on Tuesday, according to court documents. An unsecured appearance bond is a written agreement signed by the defendant to appear in court.

Jumbo's preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Farmington Magistrate Court.

Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at jkellogg@daily-times.com.

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