South Carolina Man Charged with Interstate Stalking and Aggravated ID Theft Targeting Pennsylvania Resident
PITTSBURGH - A South Carolina resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of interstate stalking and aggravated identity theft, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
The four-count indictment, returned on April 11 and unsealed today, named Nathaniel Earl Dunlap, 28, formerly of Shaler Township and now of Clover, South Carolina as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, Dunlap placed false and fraudulent food delivery orders online, using the identity of another individual, which placed the victim L.W. under substantial emotional distress.
Dunlap will make his initial appearance in Federal Court today at 12:15 p.m.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 17 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The United States Secret Service, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Shaler Township Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.