Charlotte Woman Faces Federal Charges For Producing And Selling Fake Documents
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of North Carolina
The Defendant Allegedly Advertised Her Business on Facebook
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A federal grand jury has returned a criminal indictment charging a Charlotte woman for operating a fraudulent document scheme which she advertised on Facebook, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The indictment charges Chaiya Maley-Jackson, 23, with eight counts of unlawful production of false identification documents, eight counts of unlawful transfer of false identification documents, one count of wire fraud, and one count of making false statements to a financial institution.
Robert M. DeWitt, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charlotte Division, joins U.S. Attorney King in making today’s announcement.
According to allegations contained in the indictment, as early as January 2020, Maley-Jackson was the owner and operator of Diva Documents/CPN Services (Diva Documents). The indictment alleges that Diva Documents advertised the sale of false and fraudulent documents on Facebook as well as two websites, divadocuments.com and divadocuments.onuniverse.com. As alleged in the indictment, Maley-Jackson used her personal Facebook page under the name Yaya Flowers to advertise a pricelist for the fake documents she produced, which included paystubs, lease agreements, COVID-19 hardship letters, bank statements, W2 forms, Social Security Cards, and driver’s licenses, both digital and hard copies, among others. The indictment alleges that the price for the fake documents ranged from $15 to edit a paystub to $150 for a hard copy of a driver’s license, and that Maley-Jackson required customers to pay half of the payment upfront and the balance upon completion of the fabricated documents.
According to allegations in the indictment, Maley-Jackson communicated with clients via emails and text messages and provided the fraudulent documents to customers via email and mail. As alleged in the indictment, Maley-Jackson was aware that she was producing and transferring fake documents and knew that customers would use the fake documents for PPP loan applications, car loan applications, and apartment rentals, among other things. According to the indictment, between January 2020 and August 2022, Maley-Jackson created at least 400 Social Security Cards, eight driver’s licenses, and six COVID-19 vaccine cards, and earned more than $320,000 in fees from producing, selling and transferring false documents.
The charges in the indictment are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The charge of unlawful production of false identification documents carries a maximum penalty of fifteen years in prison per count. The charge of unlawful transfer of false identification documents carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison per count. The maximum penalty for the wire fraud charge is 20 years in prison, and the maximum penalty for making a false statement to a financial institution is 30 years in prison.
In making today’s announcement, U.S. Attorney King credited the FBI in Charlotte for the investigation which led to the charges.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Caryn Finley with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte is in charge of the prosecution.
Updated June 21, 2023