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New York Man Charged Federally With Identity Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2014

     Peter J. Smith, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that an Indictment has been returned against Omari Lowery, age 27, Bronx, New York.

     A Grand Jury convened in Scranton returned the 10 Count Indictment charging Lowery with Conspiracy, Aggravated Identity Theft, Access Device Fraud, and Fraud in Connection with Identification Documents.  The Indictment alleges that beginning in August 2013 and continuing through February 2014, the defendant conspired to obtain and use multiple means of identification belonging to others for the purpose of fraudulently obtaining goods, services, cash, and other things of value in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere. 

     Lowery faces a statutory maximum 78 years imprisonment and fines in the amount of $2,500,000.  Lowery is currently in custody at the Lackawanna County Prison.

     This case is being investigated by the Pocono Mountain Regional Police and the United States Secret Service.  Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski.

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

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