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Woman gets 18 months in prison on identity fraud charge

November 29, 2017 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman who pleaded guilty to identity fraud after she attempted to work with the city of Nashua, New Hampshire, as a volunteer grant writer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Court documents say 43-year-old Dana Michelle Lawrence used the alias “Genevieve Kaplan,” and began working as a volunteer for the city of Nashua last year, preparing grant applications. In May, police and the FBI were told Kaplan tried to obtain routing numbers and account numbers for city bank accounts.

An apartment lease application showed Kaplan used a first name of “Genna,” and a Social Security number assigned to another person.


Records show Lawrence completed consecutive one-year prison terms for fraud-related offenses in New York and Rhode Island in 2006. She was required to serve probation and pay more than $47,000, but disappeared. A warrant was issued for her arrest.