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Former Sacramento Resident Sentenced to over 3 Years in Prison for Identity Theft Involving a Rancho Cordova Veterinary Clinic

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rose Marie Segale, 42, of San Jose, formerly of Sacramento, was sentenced today to three years and nine months in prison for access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, Segale used her employment at a veterinary clinic and her pet‑sitting work to obtain clients’ personal and financial information. She provided that information to Marie Antoinette Alcanter, 49, of Sacramento, who used it to make purchases and withdrawals using victims’ accounts, as well as to open new accounts using victims’ identities. One of the credit card numbers that Segale gave to Alcanter belonged to a client who used it to pay for euthanasia and cremation of a dog. Between December 2016 and March 2018, Alcanter obtained over $40,000 worth of items and cash using victims’ identities some of which she provided to Segale.

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Miriam R. Hinman and Mira Chernick prosecuted the case.

On Sept. 24, 2020, Alcanter was sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

Updated April 29, 2021

Financial Fraud
Identity Theft