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Attorney General Thurbert Baker Obtains Identity Theft Indictment

PRESS ADVISORY

Attorney General Thurbert Baker Obtains Identity Theft Indictment

February 27, 2003

Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker announced today that a grand jury in Cobb County Superior Court returned a felony indictment against Stephanie Brady for Identity Theft. Brady received five counts of Financial Identity Fraud, four counts of Forgery in the first degree, five counts of Theft by Deception and one count of Computer Forgery.

Stephanie R. Brady, a resident of Marietta Georgia, stole the identity of Stefanie A. Brady of Clovis New Mexico. She obtained Stefanie A. Brady’s social security number and fraudulently opened accounts at Rooms to Go, American Express, and Ethan Allen. She took out a loan with the Associates for $4000, charged $11,000 to the American Express and bought a Mercedes Benz and Jeep Cherokee.

Stephanie Brady illegally obtained the social security number for Stefanie A. Brady and then filled out the credit card applications with the stolen information.

The indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Javoyne Hicks. If convicted, Mr. Parker faces up to ten years in prison.