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Cedar Rapids Man Charged With Fraud And Identity Theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

Terry L. Gantt, 28, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been charged with one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of wire fraud. ­ The charges are contained in an Indictment unsealed today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. 

The Indictment alleges that, between October 2012 and February 2013, Gantt used the identities of other individuals to apply for credit cards without their permission. 

If convicted on all charges, Gantt faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 2 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 22 years’ imprisonment.  He could also be fined up to $500,000, and a term of supervised release could be ordered upon conviction of any of the counts. 

Gantt appeared today in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was released on bond.  Gantt’s trial is set for the two-week period beginning February 17. 

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacob Schunk and was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Court file information is available at  The case file number is 1:14-cr-00142.

Updated February 19, 2015