LYNN WOMAN SENTENCED TO 23 MONTHS FOR SELLING AND USING IDENTITIES OF TSA AIRPORT EMPLOYEES
BOSTON, Mass.- A Lynn woman was sentenced today in federal court today for selling and using the names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of Transportation Security Administration employees who worked at Logan Airport.
TINA M. WHITE, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 23 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, and $51,087 in restitution. White was convicted in August 2010 when she pleaded guilty to conspiracy, misrepresenting a Social Security number with intent to defraud, possessing 15 or more unauthorized access devices with intent to defraud, and aggravated identity theft.
Had the case proceeded to trial, the Government’s evidence would have proved that between approximately July 2008 and December 2009, White and her co-conspirator opened accounts using TSA employees’ identities to obtain gas, electric, cable television, telephone, and other services for themselves and their relatives, friends and customers. Some recipients of the services would not pay the bills, knowing that the account-holder details did not match the recipients' identities. White’s customers included relatives and friends of state prison inmates who sought to open telephone accounts using the TSA identities in order to, among other things, circumvent prison telephone usage rules. White’s co-conspirator obtained the names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of employees who worked for TSA at Logan Airport from a relative who worked as a contractor at TSA’s department of human resources.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, George Naccara, Federal Security Director of the Transportation Security Administration in Boston, and Massachusetts State Police Colonel Marian J. McGovern made the announcement today. The case was investigated by the Transportation Security Administration – Office of Inspection and the Massachusetts State Police. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Scott L. Garland and Brian Kelly of Ortiz's Computer Crime and Public Corruption Units, respectively.
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