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New Orleans Woman Sentenced for Identity Theft

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

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that RAYCHAEL DEPLAND, age 34, of New Orleans, was sentenced today for Identity Theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028(a)(7).

According to court documents, DEPLAND, while working at University Medical Center in New Orleans as a patient access representative, sent personal information of UMC patients to Acia Gray.  Gray, along with others, used this information in a check cashing scheme at Wal-Mart stores, primarily in Texas. Gray and other members of this check cashing scheme were charged and convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1343 and 1349 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Gray received a sentence of fifty-seven (57) months imprisonment.

Chief United States District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced DEPLAND to 4 years probation, ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid community service, and required to pay a $100 special assessment fee.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office would also like to acknowledge the assistance of the United States Department of Treasury, Inspector General for Tax Administration, in investigating this matter.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba, Chief of the Financial Crimes Unit.


Shane Jones 

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana 

Updated August 17, 2023

Identity Theft