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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 14, 2022

Jury Convicts Norfolk Woman on Identity Theft Charges

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A federal jury convicted a Norfolk woman last Friday on charges of misuse of a Social Security number, loan fraud, and identity theft. 

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Shaneca Moseley, 38, engaged in an identity takeover of C.J., a New Jersey resident. Between 2018 and 2020, Moseley impersonated C.J. by possessing and using a forged driver’s license containing C.J.’s personal identifying information, including name, date of birth, home address, and driver’s license number, and a Social Security card containing C.J.’s Social Security number.

During these two years, Moseley used C.J.’s personal identifying information in acquiring an apartment lease; purchasing and obtaining a loan for a Mercedes Benz; purchasing furniture on credit; obtaining an email account, insurance, and other utilities; and masking her true identity during a traffic stop, among various other acts. Moseley’s activity left C.J. to deal with the results of various payment defaults and impacts to their credit.

Moseley was convicted of three counts of false representation of a Social Security number, one count of false statement on a loan application, and three counts of aggravated identity theft. She faces a maximum penalty of 30 years, along with a mandatory consecutive sentence of 2 years in prison when sentenced on July 15. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Moseley plead guilty in 2009 to running another social security fraud scheme and was sentenced to 2 months imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Brian Dugan, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office; Greg Torbenson, Acting Inspector in Charge of the Washington Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and Larry D. Boone, Chief of Norfolk Police, made the announcement after Senior U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr., accepted the verdict.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian J. Samuels and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Danbee C. Kim are prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:21-cr-54.

Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Contact: 
USAVAE.Press@usdoj.gov
Updated February 14, 2022