Female White-Collar Crime Divas-Mordern Day Thieves
“Some men rob you with a six-gun, Some with
a fountain pen.” Wooody Guthrie
Today’s Crime Divas have taken identity theft to a new level. In a Southern District Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida a jury convicted Alci Bonannee, 36, of 33 separate counts of identity fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the government.
According to reports, Ms. Bonannee was the leader of a small group that filed over two thousand fraudulent tax returns and received refunds totaling up to $11 million dollars.
Officials found in Ms. Bonannee bedroom a notebook with over a thousand names, their respective birthdays and social security numbers, which of course matched those of the tax returns. Why keep this information around? There was nothing in these reports of the government confiscating any assets. I cannot imagine that nothing was purchased, or the money could not be found. Although, a report did state that once the funds were deposited in the accounts cash withdrawals were made.
Officials stated that the names were from mostly dead people and that the names were obtained from a nurse at a local hospital. There was no information if the nurse was charged nor of the hospital in question.
Ms. Bonannee is facing up to 351 years in prison, but more than likely the court will not sentence her to that.
Two of her co-conspirators, Chante Mozley plead guilty and faces up to 10 years in prison, and Sonyini Clay plead guilty facing up to 12 years in prison.
Identity theft ‘is’ a major problem in our society; with information so easily obtained and compromised through the internet safer measure must be made. It is very scary to think of how people lives are rude by these acts. Our government and companies need to come up with other means of identifying individuals.
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