Prince George’s man sentenced in ID scam

July 26, 2012

A Prince George’s County man was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison as part of an identity-theft scheme involving at least $200,000 and 50 victims.

Lawrence I. Green, 45, of Brentwood and four other people from Maryland and the District have pleaded guilty to stealing identification information to access bank accounts and obtain credit from June 2008 through December 2009.

Federal prosecutors from the Maryland U.S. attorney’s office said two of the other defendants — Ibraheem Majekodunmi, 26, of Hyattsville and Keith Parker, 38, of Bladensburg — used phony state identification cards to obtain mail from victims after asking the U.S. Postal Service to put their mail on hold.

A fourth defendant, Kim Henson, 45, of the District, stole checks from mailboxes in Prince George’s, prosecutors said. Green and others then withdrew cash from the victims’ bank accounts, according to the plea agreement, and created fake checks from the accounts.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ordered Green to pay $38,259 in restitution.

Peter R. Rendina of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said in a statement after the sentencing at the federal courthouse in Greenbelt that the service will “vigorously pursue those who use U.S. mail for fraudulent activities.”

Green’s attorney declined to comment.

Ann covers legal affairs in the District and Maryland for the Washington Post. Ann previously covered state government and politics in California, New Hampshire and Maryland. She joined the Post in 2005.
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