Pennsylvania Man Charged with Fraud and Identity Theft

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Anthony Iacono, Jr. has been charged with fraudulently obtaining over $2 million in cash, real and personal property. The seven-count Information charges wire fraud, credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft. It identifies five separate loans fraudulently obtained as well as a set of credit card transactions that Iacono made with a credit card he fraudulently obtained, all with applications in the names of relatives and businesses owned by relatives, sometimes using fraudulent powers of attorney. To obtain the credit card used in the identified credit card transactions, Iacono used, without permission, another person’s means of identification, that is, that person’s social security number.

If convicted Anthony Iacono faces a maximum possible sentence of 117 years imprisonment, including a mandatory consecutive two year sentence for the unauthorized use of another person’s social security number, in connection with the credit card fraud, a $1,750,000 fine, five years supervised release, and a special assessment of $700.

United States Attorney Zane David Memeger announced the charges.

The case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Pamela Foa.

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