Tallahassee Man Indicted for Attempted Fraud

Posted at 3:35 PM, Jul 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-07 12:46:20-04

Tallahassee, FL (WTXL) -- Frank William Johannissohn was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 7th, 2014.

U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Florida, Pamela Marsh, announced that Johannissohn was charged with mail fraud, possession of authentication feature with intent to defraud, making false statements to the United States Office of Personnel Management, and aggravated identity theft.

Johannissohn mailed a fraudulent "Redress of Alimony" that contained forged signatures and a Wakulla County Clerk of the Court certification stamp, according to the indictment.

The indictment states he attempted to receive an additional $10,000 in yearly retirement payments as well as cancelling health insurance and alimony to his ex-wife.

If convicted of all the charges, Johannissohn will face imprisonment up to 27 years and fines as high as $780,000 according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Assistant United States Attorney Jason Beaton is prosecuting the case.