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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Former Army Private Sentenced For Stealing Fellow Soldiers’ Identities

TOPEKA, KAN. – A former private in the U.S. Army who was stationed at Fort Riley pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for stealing his fellow soldiers’ identities, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said today. In addition, he was ordered to pay more than $23,400 in restitution.

Todd M. Newbrough, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft. In his plea, he admitted he used his position with the Army to access personal identifying information about fellow soldiers in his unit at Fort Riley. The records he accessed included Leave and Earnings Statements, Enlisted Record Briefs and Alpha Rosters. They contained personal information including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and places of birth. Newbrough used the information to obtain credit cards and lines of credit in the names of the soldiers.

Beall commended the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, Computer Crime

Investigative Unit (CCIU), the Riley County Police Department and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Robin Graham for their work on the case.

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Identity Theft
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Updated August 2, 2016