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U.S. Attorney’s Office Brings Down ID Theft Suspect and Drug Trafficker

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GRANITE CITY/ALORTON, Ill. (KMOX) – - A 34 year old Granite City woman faces cocaine possession and distribution charges.   Southern Illinois U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton says Laqueenya Bodie was sentenced last Friday to nearly four years in prison.

Bodie admitted that starting in March 2010, she was paid cash to bring over of 500 grams of cocaine from Dallas, Texas, to a source in Madison, Illinois.  Bodie was arrested and prosecuted as part of a multi-agency effort to bring down large national and international drug trafficking organizations.
And an Alorton woman stole someone’s social security number and used it to open a checking account.  She wrote nearly eleven-thousand dollars in fraudulent checks before she was arrested.  The U.S. Attorney’s office for Southern Illinois says 36 year old Roshelia Ann Charles plead guilty to a three count indictment including bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and misuse of a social security number.  She faces 30 years on the bank fraud charge and a million dollar fine.

Her sentencing is set for next January.

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