U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente announced Thursday a Windsor woman was sentenced to nine years in prison for aggravated identity theft and bank fraud.
Thirty-seven-year-old Amanda Porter-Eley previously admitted to utilizing stolen social security numbers to open bank accounts with check cashing privileges beginning in 2012. Porter-Eley unlawfully obtained approximately 50,000 from those accounts, according to court documents.
Porter-Eley utilized a New York registered nurse’ Virginia nursing license to obtain employment as a nursing supervisor in September 2015. During her employment, Porter-Eley obtained credit, bank, loan, mortgage and retail accounts in the victim’s name. She attempted to open over 24 accounts with more than 15 retailers and financial institutions in Hampton Roads.
Porter-Eley attempted to obtain with those accounts merchandise, credit and services, along with approximately $450,000 in cash, one residential property and at least three vehicles. She continued to utilize the victim’s identifying information until she was arrested in September 2016. She causes losses to retailers and financial institutions in excess of $120,000.