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Former Montgomery Police Officer Sentenced to 48 Months for Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2011

Montgomery, Alabama - Bradley Howard Pemberton, 41, a former Montgomery police officer was sentenced today to 48 months in federal prison following his conviction in June for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., announced. Pemberton was also ordered to serve a period of supervised release for two years following his release from prison.

At trial, the evidence proved that Pemberton stole his cousin’s identity by improperly accessing a law enforcement data base. He then used that information to apply for and obtain a credit card in his cousin’s name for which Pemberton used for his personal use. The information improperly obtained on the law enforcement data based and transmitted over the wire contained the name, social security number and date of birth of the victim.

Pemberton was also convicted of aggravated identity theft which carries a mandatory minimum of 24 months as part of the 48-month sentence.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, and the Montgomery Police Department. The case was prosecuted in June by Assistant United States Attorney W. Brent Woodall. Attorneys Woodall and Beck commend the agencies for their prompt and thorough cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of this important matter.

Beck praised Woodall for the professional manner in which he handled this important case involving the law enforcement community.

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PRESS CONTACT: Clark Morris
Email: usaalm.press@usdoj.gov
Telephone: (334) 551-1755
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