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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