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Davis Shemeka Sentencing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2011

WOMAN SENTENCED FOR FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT

BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr., announced that U.S. District Judge James Brady sentenced SHEMEKA R. DAVIS, 33, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to sixty (60) months in prison, to pay restitution of $83,314.41, and to three years supervised release after imprisonment.

DAVIS pled guilty on July 28, 2011, to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. DAVIS was involved in a scheme to obtain the names and social security numbers of various individuals in order to fraudulently apply and use credit cards in these individuals’ names. The names and social security numbers were of both local residents, including Louisiana State University prospective students and staff, as well as of residents around the country. In all, DAVIS’ fraud involved approximately sixty-four (64) known individuals and twenty-two (22) financial institutions and totaled approximately $86,000 in loss.

The investigation of DAVIS was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Rene Salomon and Shubhra Shivpuri.

 

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