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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Hammond Woman Indicted On Aggravated Identity Theft Charges

HAMMOND – United States Attorney David A. Capp announced that a federal grand jury in Hammond returned a single count indictment charging Alexis Young, 34, of Hammond, Indiana with aggravated identity theft. 

According to documents in this case, in October of 2016, Young allegedly stole personal information of an individual and committed an instant offense while on release and awaiting sentencing for a prior conviction. 

The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty in court.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Toi Houston.

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Identity Theft
Updated October 27, 2016