OIG Investigative Reports Press Release Syracuse N.Y., 05/17/2013 - Syracuse Woman Sentenced in Aggravated Identity Theft Case Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigation Report Department of Justice United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian Northern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2013 http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/nyn CONTACT: Edward Broton PHONE: (315) 448-0672 Syracuse Woman Sentenced in Aggravated Identity Theft Case United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced today that a Syracuse woman has been sentenced for her role in a series of aggravated identity thefts, three of which were committed after she had been indicted and while she was under federal court supervision. Today Maurisha Dixon, age 25, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge David N. Hurd in Utica. DIXON was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution in an amount exceeding $55,000 with $36,694 going to Sallie Mae, $5,000 to The College Loan Corporation, and the remainder to KeyBank. DIXON will also serve four years of supervision following her release from incarceration and was ordered to pay a special assessment of$1, 100. She was remanded to prison immediately following sentencing. DIXON pleaded guilty on August 24, 2012 to four counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of wire fraud, three counts of false representation of a social security number, and three counts of committing an offense while on supervised release (11 felony counts in total). DIXON admitted that she stole and misused without authorization the identities and ersonal information of four individuals- some known to her, and some unknown- and used that information to defraud financial institutions in a series of schemes involving student loans and credit cards. In executing those schemes, DIXON created and used false documents, counterfeited government agency letterhead, and falsely represented herself as the individuals whose identities she had stolen. The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration- Office oflnspectorGeneral and the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Education. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen C. Green. Top Printable view Last Modified: 05/22/2013 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
Syracuse Woman Sentenced in Aggravated Identity Theft Case. Syracuse, NY., May 17, 2013
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2013-05-17.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.