KC woman gets prison for mail fraud, identity theft

Autumn MorningSky
Web Producer- Kansas City Business Journal

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A 25-year-old Kansas City woman was convicted in federal court Monday of mail fraud and aggravated identity theft. Deshonda Anderson had led a scheme to rent apartments and a business office, lease cars and open bank accounts. She was sentenced to five years and six months in federal prison without parole, and ordered to pay her 39 victims just shy of $40,000 in restitution.

Anderson used fake and stolen Social Security numbers, phony pay stubs, and other falsified information to obtain credit lines, bank accounts, apartments, cars and a business office, as well as other goods and cash. She defrauded at least 11 landlords and three car dealerships or leasing agencies.

She presented worthless payments of $669 for office space from Regus Management Group for her company Vixen Kandi Co., which she used to open four bank accounts at MI Bank, causing a loss to the bank of $2,621. Using her child’s Social Security number, she also opened accounts at UMB Bank and five other banks, totaling a loss for those banks of at least $6,523.

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Article source: http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2013/07/30/kc-woman-sentenced-for-mail-fraud.html

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