DOJ: A Norfolk woman used the identity of a New Jersey resident to get an apartment lease, buy a Mercedes Benz, furniture, and more.

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk woman has been convicted of multiple identity theft charges after she was caught posing as a New Jersey resident.

On Friday, a federal jury convicted Shaneca Moseley, 38, of misuse of a Social Security number, loan fraud and identity theft.

Court records indicate that Moseley engaged in an “identity takeover” of CJ, a New Jersey resident between 2018 and 2020.

According to the Department of Justice, Moseley impersonated CJ using a fake driver’s license with CJ’s personal identifying information, including name, date of birth, home address and number. driver’s license, and a social security card containing CJ’s social security number.

During those two years, Moseley used CJ’s personal information to acquire an apartment lease, buy and get a loan for a Mercedes Benz, buy furniture on credit, get an email account, insurance and business. other public services.

Officials say Mosely also masked his true identity during a traffic stop using CJ’s personal information.

The real CJ ​​then had to deal with the results of various defaults and the impacts on their credit.

On Monday, Moseley was found guilty of three counts of misrepresenting a Social Security number, one count of misrepresenting a loan application and three counts of aggravated impersonation.

She faces a maximum of 30 years as well as a mandatory consecutive sentence of 2 years in prison when sentenced on July 15.

In 2009, Moseley also pleaded guilty to running a separate social security fraud scheme and was sentenced to 2 months in jail, 3 years probation and ordered to pay compensation.

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