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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced to More than Three Years’ Imprisonment After Unlawfully Applying for Credit in Someone Else’s Name

A man who unlawfully used another individual’s identity to apply for credit was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

Terry L. Gantt, 28, from Cedar Rapids, received the prison term after pleading guilty to wire fraud and identity theft.

At the plea hearing, Gantt admitted that, between November 2012 and February 2013, he knowingly participated in a scheme to defraud by using another identity, including the social security number, to apply for credit in that person’s name.

Gantt was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  He received a sentence of 38 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $200 was imposed, and he was ordered to make $2,963.76 in restitution.

The case was 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 at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 14-CR-142-LRR.

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Updated June 4, 2015