Hammond Woman Sentenced To 70 Months Imprisonment
In Identity Theft Scheme
HAMMOND - Alexis T. Young, age 35, of Hammond, Indiana was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen for conspiracy to commit identity theft and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.
Young was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment, 2 years supervised release, and ordered to pay over $64,000 in restitution to various financial institutions and retailers.
According to documents in this case, Alexis T. Young pled guilty to Count 1 of the Indictment that charged her with conspiracy to commit identity theft. Later, a jury found Young guilty on the remaining three (3) counts of aggravated identity theft. The fraud scheme involved the theft of medical forms, photostatic copies of driver’s licenses and state identification cards, Medicare cards, and other documents from a medical facility located in Illinois. The documents contained the names, dates of birth, social security numbers, checking accounts, credit card accounts, and Medicare card numbers of the victims including children. The fraud scheme involved opening fraudulent credit card, bank, and retail accounts on-line as well as utilities in the names of the victims. As part of the scheme, Young added herself as an authorized user on existing accounts of the victims. Young opened the accounts without the knowledge, authority, or permission of the victims.
The case was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Denise Houston.
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