Woman busted in Woodbury identity theft case gets prison timePrison time was ordered for a Minnesota woman convicted of participating in an identity theft ring that was busted up at a Woodbury hotel.
By: Mike Longaecker, Woodbury Bulletin
Prison time was ordered for a Minnesota woman convicted of participating in an identity theft ring that was busted up at a Woodbury hotel.
Angeline Marie Jereczek, 28, was sentenced July 27 to 6 ½ years in prison following a February 2012 guilty plea to a felony identity theft charge. She must also pay out nearly $9,000 in restitution to numerous victims of her crimes.
Jereczek, of Dundas, Minn., was accused of participating in an identity theft ring that fleeced eight people between Minnesota and Wisconsin after their personal information was illegally acquired between 2009 and 2010.
Woodbury police were tipped off to Jereczek’s presence after arresting a man on a drug charge. That man told police he knew of activity at the Woodbury Hampton Inn where people were making fraudulent checks.
Woodbury police executed a search warrant at the room, where they found Jereczek, a man and a 7-year-old child. Inside the room, police located extensive materials including IDs belonging to others, lists of other people’s names, social security numbers and dates of birth. Police also found electronics and items that could be used to make laminated IDs.
Jereczek, who has a lengthy Minnesota criminal history, including convictions for prostitution, possession of a counterfeit check, identity theft and drug possession, was given credit for 365 days already served. Minnesota law requires her to serve two-thirds of her sentence in prison and one-third on supervised release.