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Atlanta Woman Steals NBA Player’s Identity to Try To Get $2.5 Million Loan

A 51-year-old Atlanta woman is currently facing prison time after stealing the identity of a professional NBA player in an attempt to receive a $2.5 million loan.

Back in October and November 2013, Annie Ford filed the fraudulent documents under the name of a New Jersey resident and at the time, a professional player in the NBA. The victim’s name has yet to be released.

Ford pleaded guilty to a couple of charges, including one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, US Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a statement.

“Ford forged the victim’s signature on multiple documents used in the loan application, including an escrow document that said the $2.5 million loan would be deposited into a bank account that Ford controlled,” Carpenito said.

Ford faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the wire fraud charge. As for her aggravated identity theft charge, she faces up to two years in jail.

Ford has a sentencing hearing scheduled for March 4, 2020.

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