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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Fairbanks Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Fraud and Identity Theft

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that a Fairbanks woman has been sentenced to federal prison for multiple crime sprees involving identify theft, mail theft, bank fraud, and credit card fraud. 

Natascha Sabrina Clark, 36, of Fairbanks, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline to serve 68 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after previously pleading guilty to one count of bank fraud, two counts of aggravated identity theft, and one count of fraudulent transactions with an access device.  As part of her sentence, Clark was also ordered to pay $10,429.21 in restitution to the victims, as well as costs associated with credit monitoring services.

According to court documents, on May 25, 2017, Clark made several fraudulent transactions using a stolen credit card, including a $2,439.90 purchase at Evolve Skateboards.  The investigation revealed that Clark had stolen C.B.’s credit card from his mailbox, ordered a skateboard online using C.B.’s name, billing address, and credit card, and subsequently pawned the skateboard in order to purchase illegal narcotics.

Clark’s illegal activity continued in November 2018, when she stole checks for an Alaska USA Federal Credit Union account from M.P.’s mailbox and created a counterfeit identification document bearing M.P.’s name, address, and driver’s license number, but with Clark’s photograph.  Using M.P.’s stolen checks, Clark then began executing fraudulent transactions at Ulta Salon and other businesses.

The investigation further revealed that, from November 2018 to January 2019, using a Hawaiian Airlines credit card belonging to business R.C.C., which she had previously stolen from a mailbox, Clark made 61 fraudulent transactions totaling $4,854.14.  The majority of these transactions occurred at three Holiday Gas Stations in Fairbanks. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Fairbanks Police Department (FPD), the Alaska State Troopers (AST), and the North Pole Police Department (NPPD) conducted the investigation leading to successful prosecution of this case.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan D. Tansey of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
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Updated June 11, 2020