A Crips gang member convicted of bank fraud has a lasting reminder of one of his victims: a tattoo of its logo, the New York Daily News reported.
Sentencing papers for Gabriel Patterson, 21, included a photo of his tattooed-covered upper body, and the only in-color ink was Bank of America’s logo of red and blue lines on his left arm.
The tattoo reflects “the pride he takes in his crimes,” Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Allon Lifshitz said.
Patterson pleaded guilty to replicating account and routing numbers to write and deposit fake checks at institutions such as Bank of America before he would then withdraw cash.
Court papers said that Patterson is a member of the Eight Trey Crips that was allegedly involved in the J’ouvert celebration shooting that killed Gov. Andrew Cuomo aide Carey Gabay in September 2015.
Patterson, who is the son of a retired NYPD detective, was sentenced to 33 months in prison.