Woman pleads guilty to using stolen data from 2015 security breach
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jun 21, 2018
A Maryland woman pleaded guilty this week to using the stolen Social Security numbers of federal employees to obtain personal loans, Reuters reports.
Karvia Cross, 39, of Maryland and others she recruited used data stolen from the massive 2015 Office of Personnel Management data breach to open fraudulent credit union accounts and obtain personal and vehicle loans, the article notes, adding that Justice Department officials did say not how Cross and the other individuals recieved the data.
She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft and faces a maximum of 30 years in prison, according to the report.