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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bay Area Woman Sentenced To Twenty-Seven Months Imprisonment For Credit Card Fraud And Identity Theft

SAN FRANCISCO – Jasmine M. Mitchell was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for credit card fraud and identity theft, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and United States Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Andrew C. Adelmann.

Mitchell pleaded guilty on Aug. 13, 2014, to one count of access device (credit card) fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. According to the plea agreement, Mitchell admitted to using counterfeit credit cards in the name of another individual to obtain cash advances at the Graton Resort and Casino on Feb. 23, 2014. When Mitchell was arrested by Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputies that day, she was found with numerous other counterfeit credit cards in the names of other individuals.

Mitchell, 34, who has lived throughout the Bay Area, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 1, 2014. She was charged with fraudulent use of unauthorized access devices, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1029(a)(2), and aggravated identity theft, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1028A(a)(1).

The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Edward M. Chen, United States District Court Judge, following a guilty plea on one count of access device fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1029(a)(2), and one count of aggravated identity theft in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1028A(a)(1). Judge Chen also sentenced the defendant to a three-year period of supervised release. Mitchell was also ordered to pay restitution to Citibank and CIBC. The defendant has been in federal custody since May 2014, when she was arrested by Sonoma County Sheriff’s Detectives outside of a hotel in Tiburon, Calif.

Kyle F. Waldinger is the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Rawaty Yim. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

(Mitchell indictment )

 

 

Updated November 18, 2014