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Navy Senior Chief Sentenced for ID Theft and Bank Fraud

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

NORFOLK, Va. – A U.S. Navy senior chief who stole personal identity information of sailors under his command was sentenced today to 50 months in prison for identity theft and bank fraud.

Clayton A. Pressley, 41, of Chesapeake, pleaded guilty on Aug. 22, 2016. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Pressley used his position as a senior enlisted member of a local military command to steal personal identity information and identification documents of members of his command. Using that information and pretending to be two of his subordinates, he applied for and received several loans from Pioneer Mid-Country Bank totaling $24,000. 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 Maureen Evans, Special Agent in Charge of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Alyssa Nichol and Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen W. Haynie prosecuted 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 is located 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.

Updated March 27, 2017

Identity Theft