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Navy Senior Chief Indicted in ID Theft and Bank Fraud Scheme

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

NORFOLK, Va. – Clayton A. Pressley, 40, of Chesapeake, was indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and unlawfully possessing identity documents.

According to the indictment, Pressley used his position as a senior enlisted member of a local military command to access personal identity information and identification documents of members of his command.  Using that information, he applied for and received several loans from Pioneer Mid-Country Bank, pretending to be two of his subordinates.  He also possessed identity documents at his residence for eight other members of his military command. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Tim Quick, Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after the grand jury returned the indictment.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Alyssa Nichol and Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Haynie are prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:16-cr-66.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Updated May 5, 2016

Identity Theft