A former loan processor was sentenced Friday to to one year and one day imprisonment for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox also ordered Maria Lorena Croll, 24, of Raleigh, North Carolina, to pay restitution of $2,138.52.
A federal grand jury had indicted Croll in December 2008 and she pled guilty in June 2009 to six counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.
According to United States Attorney George E.B. Holding, from January, 2006, to January, 2008, Croll attempted to open 17 different credit card accounts using the names and social security numbers she had stolen from her clients. On the application, Croll would list her own address as the mailing address for the credit card shipment. The credit card companies shipped the cards to her residence, where in some instances, she activated them with her cell phone and used them to make purchases.