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Local Woman Sentenced to Serve a Mandatory Two-Year Sentence for Aggravated Identity Theft

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

Acting United States Attorney Steve Butler, of the Southern District of Alabama, announces that today United States District Judge William H. Steele sentenced Jennifer Richardson Beverly, age 37, a resident of Mobile, Alabama, to serve 24 months in prison – a mandatory statutory sentence – for assuming the identity of a Florida woman, applying for a credit card using the Florida woman’s name and personal information, and then using the fraudulently obtained credit card to purchase thousands of dollars’ worth of goods and services, including sports equipment, flowers, shoes, and clothing.

The evidence at the sentencing hearing established that Beverly had an extensive criminal history, dating back to 1999, including two prior felony convictions for Forgery and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. Beverly’s sentence included a 1-year term of supervised release and $2,985.38 in restitution to Capital One Bank.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Mobile Police Department Financial Crimes Unit. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donna B. Dobbins.

Updated June 27, 2017