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Pulaski woman faces charges for bank fraud and identity theft

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Wanda Gilpin, a 70-year-old resident of Pulaski, New York, was arraigned on charges including bank fraud, misuse of social security numbers, and aggravated identity theft, as announced by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Acting Special Agent Bradley Parker of the SSA-OIG. Gilpin faces serious accusations involving the fraudulent use of identification information, including that of her late husband, to apply for loans and credit cards without intent to repay.


According to federal authorities, Gilpin is alleged to have stolen thousands of dollars from multiple financial institutions over several years by exploiting personal information to obtain credit unlawfully. She has been indicted on six counts of bank fraud and additional charges related to the misuse of social security numbers and identity theft.

If convicted, Gilpin could face a maximum of 30 years in prison for each bank fraud count, and additional penalties for the other charges, including mandatory prison time for aggravated identity theft. These allegations underscore significant potential legal consequences, highlighting the severity of the offenses. The ongoing investigation is being led by the SSA-OIG, with the prosecution managed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Adrian LaRochelle and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Tuck.