Madison man charged with committing wire fraud, obtaining over $200,000 in items

A Madison man was charged with committing wire fraud and obtaining over $200,000 in items Thursday.

According to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Ahmad Kanan, 48, was charged with using unauthorized access devices with the intent to defraud.

The indictment’s first count charges him with using the account number and routing number of a foreign embassy’s bank account to buy an estimated total of $191,836 in items between July 21 and Dec. 21, 2017.

The second count charges Kanan with using the bank account to purchase $25,370 in items on Dec. 21.

Kanan is facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on each count if he is convicted.

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