The indictment alleges that Burgess and Mungo engaged in an account takeover scheme that involved contacting a credit card company, and, using personal identification information belonging to others without their authorization. The account was verified and a request was made to send a replacement card to one of several addresses the suspects controlled.
Burgess and Mungo would activate the cards and rapidly rack up charges from retail locations in Delaware and New York.
In addition, the Indictment alleges that Burgess conducted a second account takeover scheme and fraudulently obtained personal and vehicle loans, utilizing other people’s identification information.
The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General, and the United States Secret Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Wolf.