Illinois Man Guilty of Aggravated Identity Theft

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2011
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Chad Vincent Iacona, 44, of Troy, Illinois was found guilty on December 2, 2011, in United States District court in East St. Louis by a jury’s verdict following a four day trial on one count of Fraud in Connection with an Access Device, and one count of Aggravated Identity Theft, Stephen R. Wigginton, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Specifically, evidence at trial showed that Iacona, who purchased D & L Investigations, Inc. on May 1, 2005, had used the name and social security number of the former owner to apply for, obtain and use, without her authorization, a $50,000 revolving credit account from Wells Fargo. The Access Device Fraud has a potential sentence of up to ten (10) years imprisonment, and up to three years’ supervised release. The Aggravated Identity Theft count has a potential sentence of not more than two years’ imprisonment (consecutive), and not more than one year supervised release. Both counts include a potential fine of $250,000 and a $100 assessment. Sentencing is scheduled for March 8, 2012, at 1:30 pm.

The investigation was conducted by the United Postal Inspection Service. The Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, assisted with the investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Katherine L. Lewis and Michael J. Quinley.