Man charged with identity theft to finance SUVs, motorhomes in Tulsa

A Dallas-area man has been charged in Oklahoma federal court with using another person’s Social Security number to finance the acquisition of sport utility vehicles and motorhomes from Tulsa credit unions.

Don E. Osby Jr., 38, was charged in an 18-count indictment unsealed in Tulsa federal court this week.

Prosecutors are asking that Osby forfeit $230,514 in proceeds they claim he received as a result of criminal activity.

Osby is alleged to have deceived the Tulsa Federal Credit Union and the Tulsa Teachers Credit Union in a period from Nov. 18, 2010, until June 24, 2011, by providing a false Social Security number to get the financial institutions to approve vehicle loans.

The grand jury alleged in the originally sealed July 11 indictment that Osby illegally financed a 2007 Winnebago Vista, a 2004 Coachman, a 2003 Hummer H2, a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban and a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Gallant said Friday that Osby was reportedly allowing others to rent the vehicles that he had financed.

Gallant said the Social Security number Osby allegedly used belonged to a real person, which spawned the six aggravated identity theft charges contained in the indictment.

Osby also faces six charges of making false statements to a financial institution and six counts of using a false Social Security number.

He was arraigned Thursday, which led to the unsealing of the indictment. He will await further developments in the case while free on bond.

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