Conspirators steal $87k from Navy Federal Credit Union

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk man and Portsmouth woman were both sentenced Friday in a bank fraud and identity theft scheme.

For conspiracy to commit bank fraud, 27-year-old Cameron Allen received more than three years in prison and 19-year-old Dymond Chappelle received almost 2 years. Both sentences are followed by five years of supervised release, according to Lisa Fox with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

According to court documents, Allen, Chappelle and three others stole about $87,000 from Navy Federal Credit Union in the course of about two or three months.

One of the five was able to obtain 291 apartment lease applications, which all had the respective applicants’ name, date of birth, social security number and bank account information, Fox said. Allen and Chappelle used that information to access the applicants’ accounts.

In total, the schemers accessed the accounts of 21 people, Fox said.

Both Chappelle and Allen pleaded guilty to the charges against them in May of this year.

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