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An Ontario man convicted of bank fraud was sentenced to 26 months in prison Thursday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Mohammed Yassin, 42, of Hamilton, also was ordered to pay $36,100 in restitution to Key Bank and Bank of America.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell T. Ippolito Jr. said Yassin opened business accounts at local branches of the two banks, made fraudulent deposits to those accounts and then withdrew money by electronically transmitting funds into separate bank accounts in Canada.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service.