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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Three people from Michigan sentenced to prison for using stolen identities to apply for fraudulent bank loans

Three people from Michigan were sentenced to prison for using stolen identities to apply for fraudulent bank loans.

Brian J. Graham-Love, 24, was sentenced to 51 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Madison Isaacson, 20, was sentenced to two years in prison after previously pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft.

Kristi Belanger, 20, was sentenced to three months in prison, after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

The trio used fraudulently obtained personal identification information, which they used to open bank accounts and submit loan applications at various Dollar Bank locations in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

They successfully used the identities of four people to receive loans totaling $52,000, of which they withdrew nearly $41,000, according to court documents.

This case was investigated by the FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the University Heights Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Kern and Danielle Angeli.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated November 28, 2018