Identity Thieves Get Long Prison Terms
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 05, 2012|
Andre Davis, 35, of Sicklerville, New Jersey; and Mike Knox, 36, of Philadelphia, were sentenced to 102 months and 94 months, respectively, for their participation in an identity theft and bank fraud ring. Davis, Knox, and co-defendants Latasha Snead, Talayah Little, and Keith Ennis, stole names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, and driver’s license numbers of numerous customers of TD Bank, Citizens Bank, Wachovia Bank, and PNC Bank and then used the identification to make cash withdrawals from the bank accounts of those customers. All of the defendants pleaded guilty to the charges. Snead was sentenced in April to 33 months; Ennis was sentenced in February to 30 months. Little is awaiting sentencing.
U.S. District Court Judge Mary A. McLaughlin also ordered five years’ supervised release with 200 hours community service for both Davis and Knox. Davis must also pay a $4,000 special assessment and restitution of $466,301; Knox must pay a $1,500 special assessment and restitution of $278,275.
The case was jointly investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Secret Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney K.T. Newton.