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Highland Woman Sentenced for Access Device Fraud

March 19, 2013

A Highland woman, convicted of Access Device Fraud, was sentenced in federal district court on March 19, 2013, to 3 years of home detention as a condition of a term of her sentence of 5 years of probation, ordered to pay $8,099.68 in restitution, and ordered to pay a special assessment of $100.00, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

On September 14, 2012, Christina Dawn Whittaker, 52, admitted to using the social security number and date of birth of another person, without that person’s knowledge or permission, to open two credit card accounts. The credit cards were opened and utilized to defraud multiple companies between October of 2011 and March of 2012.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.

















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