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Alorton Woman Sentenced to 45 Months for Bank Fraud, Identity Theft and Social Security Fraud

February 2, 2012

Roshelia Ann Charles, 36, of Alorton, Illinois, was sentenced on January 30, 2012, in federal court in East St. Louis, to serve 45 months in prison followed by five years’ supervised release for 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 had 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. Charles also was ordered to make restitution to the victim bank of almost $10,000.

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



















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