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California Woman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

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

BOISE - Jassmine Pettaway, 27, of Inglewood, California, pleaded guilty today to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Pettaway was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise on October 14, 2015.

According to the court proceedings, Pettaway admitted that she agreed to travel to Idaho for the purpose of making fraudulent purchases.  Pettaway admitted that she and her co-defendant made at least eight fraudulent purchases from at least four different retail stores, in the amount of at least $20,225.86.  Two of those purchases were made at the Nike Factory Store in Meridian for $8,087.95 and $10,116.59.  Law enforcement recovered a fake Michigan driver’s license, at least 19 counterfeit credit cards, and at least 45 gift cards.

Wire fraud is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and up to three years of supervised release.  Aggravated identity theft is punishable by a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of two years, a term of supervised release of not more than one year, and a fine up to $250,000.

Sentencing is set for June 15, 2016, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise.

The case was investigated by the Meridian Police Department, the Boise Police Department, and the U.S. Secret Service (USSS).



Updated April 5, 2016

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