A former Marine has been indicted on charges he stole the identities of other Marines and then raided their credit union accounts of more than $138,000.
The indictment charges that Leonard Parker Jr., 24, of Calumet City, Illinois obtained personal information on several Marines from a roster while he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan.
After returning to the U.S., Parker and co-defendant Dontreal Evans, 21, of Lansing, withdrew $138,798 from the Marines' credit union accounts and deposited the money into the accounts of people the two had recruited into the scheme, authorities said. The two later withdrew money from the accounts, made purchases and kept the proceeds, according to the charges.
Parker also filed false tax returns in the names of three Marines, claiming refunds of about a combined $7,500, the indictment alleges. He also filed a false tax return in his own name, authorities said. Read more at the Chicago Tribune....
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