OIG Investigative Reports Elkins , WV June 24, 2011 - Former Lewis County Resident Sentenced on Mail Fraud and Identity Theft Charges 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 Investigative Report OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA WILLIAM J. IHLENFELD, II UNITED STATES ATTORNEY 1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 Wheeling, WV 26003 (304) 234-0100 Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist June 24, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Former Lewis County Resident Sentenced on Mail Fraud and Identity Theft Charges ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — A 25 year old former Lewis County, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on June 22, 2011, in United States District Court in Elkins by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey. United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that JONATHAN EDWARD ACKERMAN was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. ACKERMAN entered guilty pleas on March 8, 2011, to two counts of an Indictment charging him with mail fraud and aggravated identity theft. Specifically, for the purpose of executing a scheme to obtain money, ACKERMAN caused a Barclays Visa Black card to be mailed to him by Federal Express on July 27, 2009, and used the name, birth date, and social security number of another person to obtain the card. As part of the plea, ACKERMAN stipulated to causing a loss of more than $120,000, which included six educational loans obtained fraudulently in Pennsylvania between August 2006 ad July 2007. ACKERMAN was ordered to pay restitution as follows: $9,003.75 to Barclay’s Bank; $25,757.54 to HSBC Bank; $104,487.85 to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency; and $56,696.42 to Sallie Mae. ACKERMAN is in federal custody. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner. The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the West Virginia State Police, the United States Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Top Printable view Last Modified: 06/27/2011 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
Former Lewis County Resident Sentenced on Mail Fraud and Identity Theft Charges. Elkins, WV., June 24, 2011
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2011-06-24.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.