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Identities Theft Gets Woman 45 Months In Prison!


    The CrimeDiva today is, Jocelyn Hale, 32, who was sentenced to 45 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering, one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering, four counts of mail fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft.

     Her co-defendant, Angelique Bankston, 42, of South Euclid, was convicted by a jury after an almost three-week trial — of all 23 counts against her, including the counts listed above and one count of wire fraud, five counts of bank fraud, four additional counts of mail fraud, four additional counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of money laundering, and one count of making a false statement.  Ms. Bankston has not yet been sentenced!

These two CrimeDivas were some busy bees.  According to the records, they defrauded Citizen Bank, Lending Club Corporation, and Well Fargo Bank via the ‘Check Kiting Scheme’. [In the event you don’t know about that, it is when a person/group opens a bank account with good funds and build a rapport with the bank, and then they deposits a series of bad checks, but prior to their discovery, they withdraws funds from the bank.] The unfortunate aspect for them or who ever may commit this kind of crime, is at some point the banks are going to realize what’s going on — no way out of it. Once the illegal obtain funds were deposited, Ms. Bankston and Ms. Hale again quickly attempted to remove and launder those funds. Ms. Hale also admitted to assisting Ms. Bankston to defraud the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services by filing false and fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits using a fictitious company and fictitious employees based on stolen identities. The two got away with a little over $78,000, or did they get away?  When you compare almost four years in prison  to earning, say $8 an hour, they could have worked and earned more.

As I have been saying, we have to start talking to each other, because you never know what little secret someone has; remember white-collar crimes are usually done in the quite, its unseen, and no one but the person committing the crime knows about it until, everyone knows — via of local news, or world news!!!

Ms. Hale attorney probably advised her correctly that is, to plea in order to get a lesser sentence, whereas, Ms. Bankston, took her case to trial for three long weeks [I keep telling you ladies you get more time if you lose], and was found guilty of 23 counts.  You know they are going to give her all the time they can, just for their  inconvenient.

We can stop this, let’s start talking about white-collar crime openly, especially to our women.  There is no reason why the prison system should be filling up with women committing white-collar crimes. Educating women of the real and serious consequences of crime needs to be shared.  Tell someone about this blog… you may just be stopping someone from making a bad decision.

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