LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —A Los Angeles judge sealed a sentencing hearing Monday for a convicted bank robber who stole the identity of Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren and cashed most of a nearly $1.4 million tax refund check made out to the billionaire.

Moundir Kamil, 45, who was dubbed the “Give Me More Bandit” for his part in a series of 2003 bank robberies, acknowledged using Bren’s personal information to open an account at an East West Bank branch in February 2010 and depositing the check, according to prosecutors.

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U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow closed the sentencing hearing to the public and no further information was immediately available from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Bren, the Orange County-based investor who is the majority owner of Manhattan’s MetLife Building , is worth $15.2 billion. His firm, The Irvine Co., owns 500 office properties, 50,000 apartments and more than 40 shopping centers.

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Between February and April 2010, Kamil transferred or withdrew about $1.1 million from the phony bank account and transferred it to bank accounts in other names, according to prosecutors.

Kamil pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to a federal bank fraud charge in 2011.

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