A woman pleaded guilty Monday in a brazen identity-theft scheme that she and her boyfriend used to fund exotic vacations and a lavish lifestyle.
Jocelyn Kirsch, 22, and her ex-boyfriend Edward Anderton, 25, face a minimum two years in prison after admitting to aggravated identity theft and other federal crimes.
Kirsch declined the judge's offer to speak on the plea. She said she has been receiving counseling and medication for mental health issues.
Kirsch and Anderton, who pleaded guilty last month, acknowledge they stole the identities of friends and neighbors in the Philadelphia area to net more than $100,000 in goods and services.
Police found evidence of their lavish trips in digital photos that show them riding horseback on the beach and posing at ritzy hotel pools.
The scheme unraveled when an employee of an upscale salon told police that a check for Kirsch's $2,250 hair extensions had bounced. A federal prosecutor called the high-flying pair “the poster children for identity fraud” after police released photos that showed them in the Caribbean, Paris and Hawaii.