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A Connecticut man accused in a nationwide scheme involving hundreds of stolen identities and millions of dollars in counterfeit checks was convicted Friday by a Baton Rouge federal court jury, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said.

Walter Glenn, 40, of Hartford, and others obtained the personal identifying information of 400-plus victims and used the information to create fraudulent identification cards and counterfeit checks that allowed them to engage in fraudulent transactions at retailers, Amundson stated.

Glenn and others traveled across the country in rental vehicles between January 2014 and August 2015 and attempted to cash nearly $2 million in bogus checks, defrauding retailers out of roughly $1 million, he said.

The case originated with a traffic stop in West Baton Rouge Parish, federal prosecutors said previously.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson will sentence Glenn on April 6. He remains in federal custody.

Glenn's co-conspirator, Thomas James, 57, of Union, South Carolina, pleaded guilty in the case earlier in the week.

The fraudulent scheme cost Walmart stores in Louisiana, including Port Allen, and several other states more than $1.2 million, according to an indictment returned by a Baton Rouge federal grand jury in 2015.

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