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

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New York man charged with identity fraud

A federal grand jury returned a three count indictment charging Daniel Persaud, 26, of Brooklyn, New York, with identity fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The Wadsworth Police identified Persaud and his Ohio co-conspirator and worked in conjunction with the U.S. Secret Service in the investigation to determine the extent of the identity theft conspiracy.  Persaud committed identity theft crimes throughout Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina between November 2013 and August 2014, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the U.S. Secret Service, Wadsworth Police Department, Fairlawn Police Department, Independence Police Department, Seven Hills Police Department, Medina Police Department, Strongsville Police Department, Ashland Police Department, Marion Police Department, Oak Brook Police Department from Oak Brook, Illinois, United States Postal Inspectors out of Raleigh, North Carolina, the Raleigh, North Carolina, Police Department, and Investigators from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank and Wells Fargo Bank.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Teresa L. Riley.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Identity Theft
Updated June 3, 2015