Two sentenced for identity theft scheme

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WVEC.com

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 8 at 4:38 PM

NORFOLK -- Two people were sentenced Friday for a fraud and identity scheme that  allowed them access to the bank accounts of 21 people, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.   

Cameron Allen, 27, of Norfolk, was sentenced Friday to 46 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit bank fraud. 

Dymond Chappelle, 19, of Portsmouth, was sentenced to 20 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit bank fraud. 

According to court documents, Allen, Chappelle, and three co-conspirators executed a fraud and identity theft scheme and stole about $87,000 from Navy Federal Credit Union from January 2013 to March 2013. 

A co-conspirator illegally obtained apartment lease applications, which contained the applicant’s personal information such as name, date of birth, social security number, and bank account information, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.   

Using this personal information, Chappelle and Allen were able to gain access to their accounts.  The members of the scheme accessed the accounts of 21 individuals.

Norfolk man sentenced for identity theft scheme
 

 

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