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Jacksonville, Alabama Woman Sentenced to More Than 4 Years for Fraud Scheme and Aggravated Identity Theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama

MOBILE, AL – A 46-year-old Jacksonville woman was sentenced this week to 51 months’ imprisonment for conspiracy, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
According to court documents, Rebecca Russell conspired with her sister, Roseanna Taylor, to commit fraud using stolen identities.  Taylor worked for a medical professional staffing company based in Mobile from about May 2017 through January 2019.  By virtue of Taylor’s employment, she obtained personal pedigree information, including means of identification of certain medical professionals.  Russell obtained these stolen identities from Taylor and made various consumer lending transactions through mid-2020.  As part of the scheme, Russell used fake identification documents containing her photo along with victims’ personal information to obtain fraudulent loans for cash, at least one automobile, and other items of monetary value.

Russell was ordered to pay restitution to the victims of the fraud scheme in the amount of $127,663.26 and to serve a supervised release term of three years following her term of imprisonment.
Earlier this year, Taylor was sentenced earlier this year to 81 months for her role in the scheme and ordered to pay restitution. 
U.S. Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama made the announcement.

The United States Secret Service and Mobile Police Department the investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Bishop Ravenel and Justin D. Kopf prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated June 2, 2023