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02/28/2022

DeKalb Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

US Attorney's Office Central District of Illinois

PEORIA, Ill. – A DeKalb, Illinois, man, Christopher Simmons, 41, of the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive, was sentenced on February 24, 2022, to concurrent terms of 46 months’ imprisonment and five years of supervised release for three counts of bank fraud, and a consecutive term of 24 months’ imprisonment for aggravated identity theft. The aggravated identity theft sentence also included one year of supervised release, to run concurrently with the three years supervised release for bank fraud.

At the October 2021 trial, the government presented evidence showing that Simmons provided false information to the Citizens Equity First Credit Union about his earnings, his place of employment, his social security number, and his address for the purpose of obtaining car loans and a Mastercard.  Simmons used a northern Illinois woman’s social security number in trying to obtain the loan.

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