Archives For Identity Theft

Erlanda Naranjo, 39, Nashville, Tennessee, was charged by Information with bank fraud for allegedly submitting a false application for a line of credit in the name of a relative.

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Linda Sue Newcomb, 62, Madison Heights, Virginia, former manager of the Lynrocten Federal Credit Union, Lynchburg, Virginia, was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with embezzlement, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges for allegedly originating fictitious loans, then selling those loans to credit union partners.

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Mokorya Cosmas Wambura, 41, Takoma Park, Maryland, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow to five years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft arising from two separate residential mortgage fraud schemes.

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Marcus Payne, 44, Memphis, Tennessee, and Booker Smith, 30, Memphis, Tennessee, were indicted by a federal grand jury on April 16, 2014 on seven counts related to a mortgage fraud and identity theft scheme where allegedly they applied for mortgage loans to purchase residential properties using personal identifying information, including Social Security numbers, of others.

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Marcus Payne, 44, Memphis, Tennessee, and Booker Smith, 30, Memphis, Tennessee, were indicted by a federal grand jury on April 16, 2014 on seven counts related to a mortgage fraud and identity theft scheme.
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Jill Dail, 59, Cambridge, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz to 16 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for bank fraud in connection with a scheme in which she and her brother, Jeffrey Scott Dail, fraudulently obtained mortgage loans in the names of family members, using the proceeds for their own benefit.

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Kil Seok (Michael) Seo, 49, formerly of Fairfax, Virginia, was sentenced to 38 months in prison for engaging in bank fraud and aggravated identity theft as part of a mortgage fraud scheme. Seo also was ordered to pay restitution of $894,600 to several banks that were the victims of Seo’s criminal conduct.

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Jeffrey Witt, St. Charles, Missouri, was arrested on an indictment charging him with falsifying documents to obtain a line of credit on a St. Louis County, Missouri, home which did not belong to him, as well as aggravated identity theft.

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Mokorya Cosmas Wambura, 45, Takoma Park, Maryland, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft arising from two separate residential mortgage fraud schemes.

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Matthew Scott Smith, 36, Brighton, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on February 12, 2014, for making false statements in a loan application.

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