Bangor woman found guilty of stealing identity

Posted Jan. 28, 2009, at 2:52 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 10:47 a.m.

BANGOR — A federal jury Tuesday found a Bangor woman guilty of stealing the identity of a high-ranking U.S. Coast Guard official and using it to obtain credit cards.

Mary L. Landry, 43, was convicted on three counts each of aggravated identity theft and wire fraud, two counts of Social Security fraud and fraud in connection with access devices.

The defendant and the victim, a rear admiral stationed at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C., have the same first and last names but different middle names. The women are not related and their dates of birth and Social Security numbers are different.

The defendant faces a mandatory minimum two-year sentence on the identity theft counts and up to 20 years on the most serious charges of wire fraud. She also faces a maximum fine of $250,000 and could be ordered to pay restitution to the credit card companies.

A sentencing date has not been set.

Landry maintains she is innocent and most likely will appeal the verdict, her attorney, Jon Haddow of Bangor, said Wednesday.

The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for about 90 minutes before returning their verdict about 6 p.m. Tuesday following two days of testimony, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

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