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St. Charles County Man Sentenced on Identity Theft Charges

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

St. Louis, MO – Christopher Evans was sentenced to 42 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $30,233.76 to fifteen victims.

According to court documents, from January 1, 2015 through February 1, 2017, Evans participated in a scheme which involved identity theft, access device fraud, social security fraud, wire fraud, and bank fraud.

Evans and two co-defendants stole customers’ personal identification information from a West County car dealership and used that information to produce Missouri Department of Revenue documents and obtain lines of credit and purchase merchandise at local businesses.  Evans and his co-defendants also used stolen personal identification information to access bank accounts and make unauthorized withdrawals and to create and cash counterfeit payroll checks.

Evans, 42, of St. Charles, Missouri, pled guilty in November to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud and one felony count of aggravated identity theft.  He appeared today for sentencing in front of U.S. District Judge John Ross.

The case was investigated by the: U.S. Postal Inspection Service, St. Charles County Police Department, St. Charles City Police Department, Creve Coeur Police Department, Wentzville Police Department, O’Fallon Police Department, Florissant Police Department, and the Chesterfield Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Roy is prosecuting the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated April 3, 2018

Identity Theft