Monday, July 14, 2008

'Bonnie' Pleads Guilty to ID Theft; Faces Jail Time

The woman who some dubbed 'Bonnie' in reference to one half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo, pleaded guilty Monday morning in Philadelphia to charges that she was part of an identify theft duo.

Jocelyn Kirsch, 22, who has ties to California, offered the plea in U.S. District Court. She is slated to be sentenced on Oct. 17. With a minimum two years for the charges, Kirsch could get six years in prison at the time of sentencing this fall.

Kirsch, whose mother resides in northern California, was also accused in the Golden State of stealing identites while living here and a $2,000 bicycle that she reportedly had taken for a test ride.

In the charges involved with Monday's pleading, Kirsch and her former boyfriend, Edward Anderton, were charged with stealing more than $116,000 from unsuspecting victims so they could lead a lavish lifestyle, which included trips around the world. The duo stole the ID's of friends, co-workers and neighbors.

Anderton, who pleaded guilty, is scheduled to be sentenced in September.

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