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Youngwood Resident Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Youngwood, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Jackie Lynn Neubauer, 41, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge Marilyn J. Horan.

In connection with the guilty plea, the Court was advised that Neubauer, as the manager of a car rental location, accepted credit card numbers of individuals obtained fraudulently from various conspirators, and knowingly processed car rental transactions as if they were legitimate. In total, Neubauer rented more than 140 vehicles in this manner, causing losses of more than $500,000.

Judge Horan scheduled sentencing for July 31, 2024. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than two years and up to 12 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Secret Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Neubauer.

Updated April 10, 2024

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