Woman accused of stealing federal prosecutor's identity - WNEM TV 5

Woman accused of stealing federal prosecutor's identity

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

A federal prosecutor in Flint says he was the victim of identity theft and the Detroit Free Press says a Big Brothers Big Sisters employee was the thief.

Amanda Casanova, 36, told authorities she stole the identities of several people through her job.

Casanova says she used their information to open up credit cards and buy cell phones, then she says she sold the cell phones to buy cocaine.

One of the people claiming to be victimized by Casanova was the federal prosecutor, who initiated the investigation into his own identity theft through the U.S. Secret Service.

According to the Detroit News, the case stems from several employees at the Flint federal courthouse agreeing to participate in a Big Brothers Big Sisters program and they had to submit personal information for criminal background checks.

If convicted, Casanova could sentenced to up to twenty years in prison. 

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