Justice caught up to a 22-year-old identity thief on Monday on Philidelphia. Jocelyn Kirsch, a former Drexel University student, pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and other federal charges. Police dubbed Kirsch and her ex-boyfriend Edward Anderton, 25, the “Bonnie and Clyde” of identity thieves after the couple stole personal information from friends, neighbors and others to fund exotic vacations and a lavish lifestyle. Anderton, originally from Everett, Wash., pleaded guilty last month to the same six counts, which include bank fraud and money laundering.
The scheme unraveled when an employee of an upscale salon told police that a check for Kirsch's $2,250 hair extensions had bounced. They're each looking at a minimum of two years in prison.