Woman Assumed Nine Aliases In IdentityScheme

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ALBANY, N.Y. - (01/17/05) -- A bold three-year identity schemewas ended last week when a 24-year-old local woman confessed tousing nine different aliases to defraud retailers, landlords andseveral credit unions out of $63,000. Shaquana Wright pleadedguilty to one count of first degree scheme to defraud, four countsof first-degree identity theft and one count of third-degree moneylaundering. Wright used false credentials to create checkingaccounts at Sunmark FCU, State Employees FCU, Charter One Bank,TrustCo and KeyBank, then would write checks from one assumedidentity to another and cash the check with an appropriateidentification. Write was also known as Natalie Lewis, ShaquanaTurner, Shameeka Chaney-Artis, Mikiya Orr, Virginia Carolyn Medleyand Tiffani Poindexter, among other identities.

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