Belleville woman sentenced to two years in prison in stolen identity case

Belleville woman sentenced to two years in prison in stolen identity case

Kyetia M. Hines, a 36-year-old Belleville woman, has been convicted over the conspiracy, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft charges. Steven D. Weinhoeft, the US attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced the sentence of Hines. She has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.

Hines was involved in buying new automobiles by using the stolen identities of other individuals, according to the charges filed against her. According to the court documents, Hines submitted an online credit application in October 2018 to Jensen Chevrolet located in Germantown, Illinois. Hines submitted the application under the name of a person whose identity had been stolen.

According to the court documents, Hines purchased a new Chevy Malibu from Jensen Chevrolet by using that stolen identity. She also provided fraudulent documents to the dealership for obtaining financing to purchase the vehicle. The court documents revealed that Hines used the fake temporary Illinois driving license with stolen name and her photo during the purchase of a vehicle.

Tamecia C. Buckley, a 36-year-old Belleville woman, is the co-defendant in this case. She also pleaded guilty in the court over the charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy. Buckley admitted to the court that she was involved in the purchase of a vehicle from Jensen Chevrolet by using a stolen identity. She will be sentenced by the court on Jan. 23, 2020.

Scott A. Verseman, an assistant US attorney, prosecuted the case. The investigators recovered both vehicles from the offenders and returned them to Jensen Chevrolet located in Germantown, Illinois. The law enforcement officials were assisted by the employees of Jensen Chevrolet during the investigation. Hines has been sentenced to two years in federal prison while Buckley will be sentenced on 23rd of January, 2020, according to the court.

Senior editor of the Chicago Morning Star

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