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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Another guilty plea from an identity thief

While it is still the most under prosecuted crime in the nation, I do see that this crime is prosecuted thanks to trying to report the news on this blog.  Here's yet another guilty plea from an identity thief.

United States Magistrate Judge Henry Pittman in Manhattan received a guilty plea from Kenneth Wiltshire, who pled guilty to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft.  Interestingly, Wiltshire is the brother of a former employee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  Prosecutors claim Wiltshire used identities stolen from the New York Fed to obtain over $900,000 in fraudulent loans, primarily used to purchase boats.

Wiltshire's brother, Curtis L. Wiltshire, was also charged.  He was fired from the New York Fed in February.

Kenneth Wiltshire faces between 57 months to 65 months in prison.  Curtis Wiltshire maintains his innocence.

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