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Two Chicago Residents Arrested and Charged in $1.5 Million Fraud Scheme Involving Aircraft Loans

On May 11, 2016, Dusten James Miller and Latoya Monique James were arrested by Federal agents in Chicago, IL, based on a criminal complaint filed on May 5, 2016, in U.S. District Court, Worcester, MA. The criminal complaint was based on charges related to a $1.5 million airplane and car loan scheme involving stolen identities. Miller and James were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The complaint alleged that between January 2014 and January 2016, Miller and James conspired to obtain aircraft and automobile loans from various financial entities using stolen and falsified identities and documents, including Federal Aviation Administration medical certificates.

We are conducting this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Note:  Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty