Mount Vernon woman convicted of identity theft



WHITE PLAINS – A Mount Vernon woman was found guilty in Westchester
County Court identity theft.
Simone Barrett Johnson, 29, was convicted of identity theft by assuming
another’s identity as a felony, and unlawful possession of personal
information and petit larceny, both as felonies.
Between February 20 and 23, 2014, Johnson assumed the identity of the
victim, an Ohio resident, by using her personal identifying information.

That information was used in the theft of the victim’s Marion Community
Credit Union debit card number which was used to pay Johnson’s $181
cable TV bill and to buy shoes online costing $342.

Johnson used the name of the victim, but put her Mount Vernon address
as the shipping location to receive the shoes.

The victim notified Marion City Police, who notified Mount Vernon Police.
Johnson was tracked down and arrested.

Witnesses from Ohio and Kentucky testified at the trial.

The victim earns some $400 per week and the financial loss from the thefts
was $533. Due to the nature of the theft, the money cannot be credited
back to the victim of her credit union.

Johnson was remanded to the Westchester County Jail. She faces up to four
years in state prison when sentenced.

Popular Stories