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October 31, 2011

Roshelia Ann Charles, 36, of Alorton, IL, plead guilty to a three count indictment charging bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and misuse of a social security number, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Charles admitted to using another person’s identity to open a bank checking account from which she withdrew funds based on the deposit of fraudulent checks. The bank lost $10,647. Bank fraud has a maximum possible sentence of thirty years’ imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and five years’ supervised release following imprisonment. Misuse of a Social Security number has a maximum possible sentence of five years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and three years’ supervised release. Aggravated identity theft carries a mandatory two year sentence of imprisonment which must be served consecutively to the sentence imposed on the bank fraud. Sentencing is set for January 30, 2012.

The case was investigated by agents of the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General. The prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michael Quinley.



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