Woman sentenced for ID theft

April 19, 2008

A 22-year-old Baltimore woman was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison followed by one year of home detention for stealing people's identities and using the information to run up credit card bills in excess of $311,000, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office said.

Marquita Lane also will have to serve three years of supervised probation and pay restitution to her employer, Home Depot, several stores and CitiBank USA, according to prosecutors. She pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and bank fraud charges in February.

According to her plea agreement, Lane stole customer credit account information from Home Depot in Maryland and gave the information to two co-defendants. They bought items such as television sets at stores and set up credit accounts to make other purchases, prosecutors said.

The U.S. attorney's office also said that Lane used some of the identifications she obtained to buy merchandise herself, including two televisions at a Costco store.

Prosecutors said the two other co-defendants, Derrick Faulcon, 25, of Baltimore and Carroll Paul Bacon, 26, of Randallstown, pleaded guilty to the same charges that Lane admitted to and are scheduled to be sentenced this summer.

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