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Woman to serve time for ID theft

ROANOKE – A Narrows woman will have to serve a federal prison sentence for stealing two people’s identities to obtain credit card accounts in 2007.
Jill Abel Dunford, 47, pled guilty in June to one count of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud and one count of access device fraud. She was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Roanoke Monday to 12 months and one day of federal prison time for stealing the identities of her employer and her employer’s daughter.
In addition to paying $26,377 in restitution and a $300 special assessment, Dunford also will placed on two years of supervised probation upon release from custody.
Dunford admitted taking part in an identity theft scheme from April to September 2007 in which she used the personal identifiers of her employer and her employer’s daughter without their consent to obtain credit card accounts.
Dunford’s employment gave her access to the name, social security number and other information for both victims. She falsely opened one credit card account for each of the victims, charging a total of $26,877.17. The charges included purchases from retail stores and cash withdrawals from ATM machines throughout the Western District of Virginia.

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Woman to serve time for ID theft

ROANOKE – A Narrows woman will have to serve a federal prison sentence for stealing two people’s identities to obtain credit card accounts in 2007.
Jill Abel Dunford, 47, pled guilty in June to one count of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud and one count of access device fraud. She was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Roanoke Monday to 12 months and one day of federal prison time for stealing the identities of her employer and her employer’s daughter.
In addition to paying $26,377 in restitution and a $300 special assessment, Dunford also will placed on two years of supervised probation upon release from custody.
Dunford admitted taking part in an identity theft scheme from April to September 2007 in which she used the personal identifiers of her employer and her employer’s daughter without their consent to obtain credit card accounts.
Dunford’s employment gave her access to the name, social security number and other information for both victims. She falsely opened one credit card account for each of the victims, charging a total of $26,877.17. The charges included purchases from retail stores and cash withdrawals from ATM machines throughout the Western District of Virginia.

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