Credit Union Employee Sentenced
Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Kimberly Brown, age 35, a resident of Macon, Georgia, was sentenced February 9th before the Honorable C. Ashley Royal after entering a plea of guilty to Count Two and Count Three of the Twenty-Four Count Indictment. Count Two charges the defendant with False Statement to a Federally Insured Institution, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1014. Count Three charges the defendant with Aggravated Identity Theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A.
Brown was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of twelve (12) months on Count Two and twenty-four (24) months on Count Three, for a total term of imprisonment of thirty-six (36) months. She was ordered to serve a five (5) year term of supervised release following imprisonment. She was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $76,132.67 to Robins Federal Credit Union and CUMIS Insurance Society, Inc.
The indictment charges that on or about March 24, 2008, Brown knowingly made a false statement in an application for a Visa Platinum credit card account with a credit limit in the amount of $10,000.00 to Robins Federal Credit Union, by using a false name and false salary information. Count Three charges Brown without lawful authority using a means of identification of another person, in that the defendant used the name, social security number, and date of birth on the application without permission or knowledge of the individual.
The investigation was conducted by Agents of the United States Secret Service and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Paul C. McCommon prosecuted the case.
Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney’s Office at (478) 621-2602.