Local Man Sentenced on Identity Theft Charges

ST. LOUIS – Deandrea Robinson, 38, of St. Peters, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and ordered to pay $50,000 restitution for his theft of a parcel of real estate from an area woman, which he used to borrow $50,000. He appeared before United States District Judge John A. Ross.

With his plea in June, Robinson admitted to aggravated identity theft for manipulating corporate and real estate records so that it appeared to a private lender that he owned the victim’s parcel of land.

Based on Robinson’s false representation of good title, a private lender loaned Robinson $50,000 which Robinson pocketed and failed to repay. It was not until the victim’s home was undergoing foreclosure that she learned of Robinson’s scheme.

Once the investigators explained Robinson’s conduct to the lender, the foreclosure was abandoned.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant United States Attorney Tom Albus handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s office.

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