Feds: Rochester man stole $1.2M from relatives’ accounts

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they’ve charged a 57-year-old Rochester man with stealing more than $1 million from the financial accounts of his brother and in-laws.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Rochester says Mark Saile contacted a brokerage firm claiming to be his brother and transferred about $980,000 from his sibling’s 401(k) retirement account to a bank account in Saile’s name. Prosecutors say the transfers were made between July 2012 and June 2014.

Officials say he also pretended to be his in-laws and withdrew more than $258,000 from their financial accounts without their knowledge.

Saile was been charged with mail and wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering.

It couldn’t be determined if has a lawyer. A message left with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo wasn’t immediately returned.

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