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August 23, 2022

Utah Woman Sentenced for Theft of Economic Impact Payment

On June 2, 2022, in the District of Utah, Taylor Ann-Marie Daly was sentenced for aggravated identity theft. Daly entered a guilty plea on February 23, 2022.

According to the court documents, Daly and her co-conspirators stole mail to obtain personal identifying information, including driver’s licenses, Social Security cards, checks, debit cards, and credit cards to obtain funds belonging to other individuals. Daly and her co-conspirators used the personal identifying information to forge checks to obtain funds from financial institutions.

On or about May 3, 2020, Daly stole mail, including an economic impact payment check from the United States Department of the Treasury, otherwise known as stimulus check, totaling $3,900. Daly altered the stolen U.S. Treasury check and electronically deposited it into her bank account. Daly also had a picture of the stolen check on her electronic devices and several photos of alterations to the U.S. Treasury check including one with the beneficiary's name removed and another with Daly's name added.

Daly was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution of $3,900.

Source:  The facts in this case narrative come from the following publicly available documents: D. Utah, Judgement, filed June 2, 2022; D. Utah, Plea Agr., filed February 23, 2022; D. Utah, Indict., filed August 18, 2021.