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

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Virginia Woman Charged With Identity Theft

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that a criminal information was filed today charging Adrea Cannon, age 21, of Portsmouth, Virginia with aggravated identity theft in connection with the unlawful use of a bank account number belonging to a legitimate account holder on or about March 12, 2014.
Cannon faces a statutorily mandated term of imprisonment of 24 months and a fine in the amount of $250,000.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Secret Service.  The prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski.     

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

Updated April 16, 2015