| U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of Hawaii
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday June 22, 2005
Deborah D. Jenkins, indicted by a federal grand jury in Hawaii in October, 2004 along with her husband, Paul O. Jenkins, for identity theft, bank theft, and conspiracy, was arrested today in Orlando, Florida. Mrs. Jenkins had been a fugitive since her indictment..
Edward H. Kubo, Jr., United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said the indictment alleges that in February 2002, while registered as a student at the University of Hawaii, Jenkins submitted a "Nellie Mae" Loan Application containing fraudulent information to State Street Bank and Trust Company in Braintree, Massachusetts.
According to U.S. Attorney Kubo, "ID theft gives criminals the means, the opportunity, and the incentive to steal from innocent victims while avoiding detection and arrest. Because of the nature of these crimes, my office will continue to vigorously prosecute these offenses in federal court.
United States Attorney Kubo commended the U. S. Department of Education Office of the Inspector General and the U.S. Secret Service who conducted the investigation. The Florida Highway Patrol assisted in the investigation. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Purpura.