TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka woman was sentenced to 38 months in federal prison today for identity theft, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. In addition, she was ordered to pay approximately $47,668 in in restitution.
Danielle Hutchens, 47, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud. In her plea, she admitted she and a co-defendant stole mail and used the information to create counterfeit checks and counterfeit identity cards. They passed counterfeit checks at retailers including Walmart stores in Overland Park, Kan., and Olathe, Kan.
McAllister commended the U.S. Postal Service, the Overland Park Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Skip Jacobs for their work on the case.