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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 29, 2018

New Orleans Woman Charged with Identity Theft and Attempted Fraud

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that KEYIRA GABLE, age 31, a resident of New Orleans, was charged today by a federal grand jury with attempted access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. 

If convicted, GABLE faces the following penalties.  If convicted of attempted access device fraud, she faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000.00 fine, and up to three years of supervised release after imprisonment, pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(a)(2).  If convicted of aggravated identity theft, she would receive a mandatory two-year prison sentence consecutive to any other term of imprisonment, a $250,000.00 fine, and up to one year of supervised release.     

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Secret Service New Orleans Field Office and the Slidell Police Department in investigating this matter.  U.S. Attorney Evans thanked the District Attorney’s Office for the 22nd Judicial District for its assistance in this prosecution.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew R. Payne is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Consumer Protection
Identity Theft
Updated June 29, 2018