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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

North Highlands Woman Receives 2 Years And 8 Months In Federal Prison For Agravated Identity Theft, Bank Fraud, And Possession Of Stolen U.S. Mail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Elise Elizabeth Perez, 42, of North Highlands, California, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge John A. Mendez to a total term of 32 months in prison for her convictions on four counts of bank fraud, a single count of aggravated identity theft, and two counts of possession of stolen U.S. Mail, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

This case was investigated by the Sacramento Office of the United States Postal Inspection Service.  The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office also assisted in the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez is prosecuting the case.

According to court documents, from April 2014 through May 2014, Perez executed a plan to steal from federally insured financial institutions.  Perez executed her scheme by obtaining identification and financial information stolen U.S. Mail and other sources.   Perez used that information to pose as victims, take over victims' bank accounts, write checks drawn on those accounts, and obtain cash and goods at the expense of various financial institutions.  Perez pleaded guilty on August 19, 2014.

Perez was remanded into federal custody after imposition of her sentence. 

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Docket #: 2:14-cr-0177-JAM
Updated April 8, 2015