Federal Indictment: Army Private Stole Fellow Soldiers’ Identities
TOPEKA, KAN. – A former private in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Riley has been indicted on charges of stealing his fellow soldiers’ identities, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Todd M. Newbrough was charged Wednesday with four counts of wire fraud, four counts of bank fraud, four counts of aggravated identity theft and one count of computer fraud. The crimes are alleged to have occurred at various times from 2011 to 2015 at Fort Riley, Kan.
The indictment alleges Newbrough used personal identifying information of fellow soldiers to obtain lines of credit and credit cards in their names. He got the information through his access to Leave and Earning Statements, Enlisted Record Brief and Alpha Roster records.
If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on each wire fraud and each bank fraud count, a mandatory consecutive two years on the aggravated identity theft counts, and a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the computer fraud count. The Army Criminal Investigation Division investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Robin Graham are prosecuting.
“This is the culmination of a great deal of investigative work conducted by Special Agents from CCIU and our other law enforcement partners who were so critical to this investigation,” said Daniel Andrews, Director of the Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) for the U.S. Army
Criminal Investigation Command.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.