Turtle Creek woman to spend close to 10 years in federal prison for stealing identities of celebrities

By Steve Pope  | December 17, 2018

A Turtle Creek woman was sentenced to close to 10 years in federal prison and three years of supervised release after her conviction on firearms, fraud and identity theft charges Monday.

According to court documents and information presented in court, Quinyahta Rochelle, 32, between March 2016 and July 2016 assisted another individual to gain access to social media accounts of various celebrities by hacking into their accounts.

Rochelle obtained the names, dates of birth, social security numbers, credit cards, and other information through a variety of means, including through purchasing the material on the internet.

She, along with others used that information to manufacture counterfeit credit cards and driver’s licenses, which they then used to make purchases and apply for credit both on-line and in person.

While on bond for these crimes, Rochelle continued to engage in identity theft related offenses.

During three different searches of her home authorities found several stolen firearms and many rounds of ammunition.  Because she is a convicted felon Rochelle cannot legally possess firearms or ammunition.

Steve Pope can be contacted at steve.pope@grantstreetnews.com

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