Tennessee Man Indicted in Erie on Wire Fraud and ID Theft Charges

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ERIE, Pa. – A resident of Knoxville, Tennessee has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The four-count Indictment named Justin Edward Zadorozny, 30, 10245 Boston Lane, Knoxville, Tennessee, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, Zadorozny used a stolen identity to apply online for and obtain a $10,000 loan, open a bank account, and attain various credit accounts.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 62 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Millcreek Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.