DE: Man admits using IDs of children in fraud scheme
Sean O’Sullivan reports on an ID theft spree that started low-tech and became more sophisticated:
A Bear man admitted today to stealing more than 93 Social Security numbers — most belonging to children — to fraudulently obtain more than 340 credit cards and steal $1 million to $2.5 million.
Lord Joseph H.M. Aughenbaugh, 41, who was born Calvin Harris according to court papers, now faces a minimum of two years and up to 30 years in a federal prison when he is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gregory M. Sleet in September. He also faces court-ordered restitution and possible fines.
He admitted to six counts including mail fraud, conspiracy to commit mail and bank fraud, Social Security fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.
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