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BRIEF: Belleville woman sentenced to four years for fraud
[January 09, 2010]

BRIEF: Belleville woman sentenced to four years for fraud

Jan 09, 2010 (Belleville News-Democrat - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- A Belleville woman was sentenced Friday to more than four years in federal prison for fraud.

Jennifer Lynn Schoenbeck, 31, was convicted of three counts wire fraud, four counts mail fraud and one count aggravated identity theft, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. She pleaded guilty to the charges on June 1.

Her sentence is for four years and six months in prison, and she will have to serve three years' supervised release. She will have to pay $13,176.99 in restitution and an $800 special assessment fee.

As a restaurant manager at an unnamed business, Schoenbeck took personal information of at least 11 job applicants or employees and opened bank accounts by completing applications on the Internet.

Schoenbeck got debit cards that allowed her to withdraw money from the accounts and she used the cards to apply for consumer loans online to be directly deposited into the accounts.

Schoenbeck had pleaded guilty in 2006 to an unrelated 18 counts of mail fraud, received a prison term of four months, then was released on parole. She also was ordered to pay $22,479 in restitution.

Schoenbeck was a former News-Democrat delivery person.

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