Man With Cape Cod Ties Convicted In Federal Court for Identity Theft
While in jail, a former Centerville resident conspired to steal another persons identity and money.
A former Centerville resident was convicted Friday in federal court of conspiring to use other people’s identities to steal money while he was in a Boston jail, according to a press release from the office of United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, District of Massachusetts.
"Shawn Robert Pelley, 36, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft," the press release stated. "Pelley faces up to 20 years in prison on the conspiracy count and a consecutive mandatory two years on the count of aggravated identity theft, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. ..."
The prosecutor told the Court on Friday that from January 2010 through August 2010, Pelley conspired with Bryan Wells, who has already pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing in a related case, according to the release.
"... Pelley and Wells conspired to obtain a birth certificate and a driver’s license of a victim identified as R.P.O. in February 2010. That same month, they utilized those documents to obtain a Florida driver’s license in the victim’s name. Wells then opened bank accounts in the victim’s name and transferred $120,000 from the victim’s investment account to the new bank accounts, and withdrew substantial sums in cash," stated the press release.