Two Sentenced for Identity Theft Scheme Targeting U.S. Government Employees

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Adrienne Pritchett and Jamille Ferguson were recently sentenced to prison for their involvement in an identity theft scheme in Virginia.

Pritchett, 42, was sentenced to 57 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Ferguson, 31, was sentenced to 36 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. Both will also be required to pay restitution to victims.

Pritchett pled guilty on October 3, 2013, and Ferguson pled guilty on October 8, 2013.

According to court documents, Pritchett stole the identities of more than 450 clients of her employer, an insurance company serving employees of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Pritchett's boyfriend, co-defendant Christopher Bush, used those stolen identities to make fake driver's licenses, which other members of the identity theft ring, including Ferguson, then used to open credit lines at retailers and acquire merchandise and gift cards.

Two other members of the group have already been sentenced -- Segale Battle, 30, was sentenced on December 6, 2013 to 12 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and Rungnatee Pearson, 45, was sentenced on December 13, 2013 to five months in prison, five months of home confinement, and two years of supervised release.