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Philadelphia Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Identity Theft Ring

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia man, convicted last June of running an identity theft ring involving 24 other people, was sentenced Monday to more than 15 years in prison.

Miguel Bell, 36, attempted to steal more than $2 million from his victims’ bank accounts between 2005 and 2009. He used tellers at the victims’ banks to obtain personal information including account numbers.

K.T. Newton, Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuted the case and said Bell had a unique way of obtaining information.

“Actually two bank employees and one insurance company employee were romanced by Miguel Bell. After he romanced them he then asked them, at separate times, if they would provide customer information.

Ten bank employees, a car dealership employee, eight check runners and several recruiters were also charged in the scheme and all pleaded guilty.

Reported by Dan Wing, KYW Newsradio 1060

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One Comment

  1. Pretty Red Bone says:

    His mother always thought her kids were saints!! Mama Bell didn’t even question that her son NEVER had a job yet he lived in a $475,000 home and drove a $90,000 car. All that money you wasted sending him to Roman Catholic school

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