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Shillington, PA Man Receives 42 Months Prison for Mail Fraud

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

Mark Vega, 35, of Shillington, Pennsylvania was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for Mail Fraud, submitting false claims to the United States, and Aggravated Identity Theft, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.  According to the indictment, Vega obtained stolen identities and used the names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of these victims to apply for credit cards.  According to the indictment, Vega also had himself added as an authorized user on these credit card accounts. Vega also used stolen identities to file false tax returns claiming refunds in the names of those stolen identities.


In addition to the term of imprisonment, United States District Judge Edward G. Smith sentenced Vega to three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $162,261.13 in restitution.


The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Cumru Township Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Ignall

Updated October 30, 2017

Financial Fraud