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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.

OIG Investigative Reports Elkins , WV June 24, 2011 - Former Lewis County Resident Sentenced on Mail Fraud and Identity Theft Charges
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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.
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