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Posted at 9:08 AM ET, 06/28/2010

Georgetown guard charged with ID theft

By Washington Post editors

A security guard has been charged with stealing the identities of more than 200 people to make hundreds of fraudulent purchases, the Washington Examiner reports.

Dawn Marshall, who works as a security guard in the Georgetown area, as been charged with fraud, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy. She could face more than 30 years in prison, if convicted.

Marshall, along with a 48-year-old woman who has yet to be charged, are accused of stealing the identities to open fraudulent lines of credit for themselves and others. Investigators say they searched Marshall’s home and found a stack of credit card statements that were sent to her address, but listed various people as the card holder.

--Phillip Lucas

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 9:08 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Does anyone really do background checks on these people? Nothing like the faxes guarding the hen house!!

Posted by: lsf07 | June 28, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

The title is misleading. It should say security guard instead of Georgetown guard, which leads folks to think 'Basketball team'.

Posted by: kahlua87 | June 28, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Wow, and I thought they were talking about a guard on the basketball team. Come on WaPo it can't take that much time to type in "security guard".

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | June 28, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

I will be the third person to say I thought it was someone on the basketball team and panicked. Sure made me read the article, though.

Posted by: gfreader | June 28, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

I'm in no way faulting the Post Office, but it's this sort of thing should set-off bells. So many names being sent to the same address. It wouldn't take much work for the P.O. inspectors to verify who lives there. And yes, the headline is misleading. I work at the University hopital, and thought it was someone on the University security department.

Posted by: jckdoors | June 28, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

What the hell is a Georgetown guard, Does she work for a store or the University. What shabby reporting

Posted by: | June 28, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

"Identity theft" is just a clever marketing term invented by banks to make you believe THEIR is actually YOUR problem.

If some crook fools a bank into thinking that he's you, that's bank fraud. The crook stole from the bank, not you.

Posted by: kcx7 | June 28, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

If truly guilty and convicted, let's hope she has to pay restitution and get 30 years or more.

Posted by: DecafDrinker | June 28, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

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