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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Philadelphia Woman Charged With Fraud In Identity Theft Scheme

Dominique Washington, 27, of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by Indictment Complaint with conspiracy, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, in a scheme, involving numerous individuals, in which fraudulent Sears credit accounts were opened in victims’ names and co-conspirators, whose names were added as authorized users to those accounts, then made fraudulent purchases with those credit accounts at Sears and Kmart stores announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 19 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine and a $400 special assessment

The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney K.T. Newton.

An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated October 27, 2016