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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

BOSTON, Mass. - CASANDRA LITTLES, 50, of Methuen, was charged today in an information with one count of mail fraud.

The information alleges that LITTLES fraudulently attempted to obtain the discharge of certain credit card debt by falsely representing to creditors that she had not made certain purchases and was the victim of identity theft. To support her scheme, LITTLES allegedly provided credit card companies with false documents including a false affidavit of identity theft and a phony letter purportedly written by a United States probation officer.

If convicted on these charges, LITTLES faces up to 20 years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $ 250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Steven Ricciardi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori J. Holik of Ortiz's Economic Crimes Unit.

The details contained in the information are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



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