Feds Convict Man for Auto Finance Fraud

By Staff Writer May 21, 2019

A federal jury convicted a Virginia man on charges of credit union fraud and aggravated identity theft in relation to an auto finance scheme.

According to court records, Adante Leshaun Dupree took part in a scheme to defraud Navy Federal Credit Union. Dupree and his co-conspirators bought the stolen identities of out-of-state victims using the darkweb, opened Navy Federal Credit Union accounts in their name, and applied for auto finance from the credit union in the names of the identity theft victims. 

The conspirators then paid a woman to impersonate the identity theft victims, pick up the loan checks, and cash them at a Norfolk check cashing store. The scheme unraveled after the woman was caught trying to cash a second auto finance check while wearing a wig to impersonate a victim decades older than the impersonator’s true age.

Dupree faces a maximum penalty of 30 years of in prison for the credit union fraud and a mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of two years for aggravated identity theft when he is sentenced on Sept. 19.



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