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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Philadelphia Man Charged In Identity Theft Scheme

Angel Nathan Melendez, 24, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Indictment with aggravated identity theft and passport fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, Melendez secured a United States passport using his own photograph but another person’s name, date of birth, and social security number.

If convicted, Melendez faces a mandatory minimum sentence of two years with a maximum possible sentence of 12 years in prison, a three year period of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karen L. Grigsby.

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