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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Silver Springs Woman Sentenced To Nearly Five Years

Ocala, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Elma Denise Sizelove (40, Silver Springs) to 57 months in federal prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. She pleaded guilty to the offenses on December 18, 2017.

According to court documents, Sizelove was arrested by law enforcement after attempting to pass a fraudulently altered check at a local bank. A subsequent search of her vehicle uncovered 150 letters and 47 additional checks that had been stolen from local residents. The stolen checks had a total face value of $68,208.41. Further investigation revealed that Sizelove had fraudulently altered and deposited other checks that she had stolen from residential and commercial mailboxes into her bank account using mobile and ATM deposits.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William S. Hamilton.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated March 15, 2018