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New Jersey Woman Sentenced To 21 Months’ Imprisonment For Automobile Thefts And Aggravated Identity Theft Offenses

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

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that United States District Judge Robert D. Mariani sentenced Ashley Perez, age 29, to 21 months’ imprisonment and a two-year term of supervised release on December 20, 2018, for conspiring to commit theft on federal land, and for committing aggravated identity theft.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Perez, her co-defendant, Lewis Davenport, and other individuals broke into unoccupied automobiles located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  Perez admitted that she and her conspirators stole electronics, cellular phones, credit cards and other items from the automobiles, and used the stolen credit cards at various retail businesses in Pennsylvania.

In pronouncing the sentence, Judge Mariani emphasized Perez’s extensive criminal history, and the effects her crimes had on her victims.  Judge Mariani also imposed a $1,174.89 order of restitution as part of Perez’s sentence.

Perez’s co-defendant, Davenport, previously was sentenced to 48 months’ imprisonment.

The investigation was conducted by the National Park Service Rangers.  Assistant United States Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo prosecuted the case.


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Updated December 21, 2018

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