A former Richmond man will serve one year in prison and five years of supervised release for using money from his dead friend’s bank account.

U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II said in a news release that Howard Hoffman, 53, used his friend’s personal information to gain access to his bank account and change the address on the account to his home address in Richmond.

Over a period of weeks, Hoffman had two checks totaling $80,000 issued from his friend’s account and deposited the money into a bank account of a company he controlled, Delahanty said.

Hoffman pleaded guilty in April to bank fraud. His friend died in Costa Rica in 2007.