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KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City woman who used fake and stolen identities to lease cars, rent apartments and open bank accounts has been sentenced to five years and six months in federal prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 25-year-old Deshonda Latrice Anderson must also pay nearly $40,000 in restitution under the sentence she received Monday.

Federal prosecutors said Anderson defrauded at least 39 individuals, businesses and banks in a four-month span after moving to Kansas City from Texas in February 2012.

The scheme involved fake names, phony and stolen Social Security numbers, bad checks, forged earning statements and other documents.

Anderson was indicted in June 2012. Court records show she pleaded guilty in January to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft.


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