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Jackson Woman Sentenced to 39 Months for Identity Theft and Fraud

July 26, 2013

LEXINGTON, KY - A Jackson, KY., woman, who previously admitted to stealing someone else’s identity to buy a car, was sentenced to 39 months in federal prison.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell sentenced 45-year old Lisa Ann Salyers for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Judge Caldwell also ordered that Salyers pay $5,450.50 in restitution to Paul Miller Ford.

Salyers previously admitted she obtained the date of birth and social security number of another person through the internet. She then assumed the identity of this victim and used it to purchase a car from a Lexington car dealership. Salyers also tried to use the victim’s identity to buy furniture from a Lexington retailer.

Salyers pleaded guilty to these charges in March of 2013.

Under federal law, Salyers must serve at least 85 percent of her prison sentence, and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years following the completion of her prison term.

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Paul R. Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Secret Service. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented in the case by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew T. Boone.

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