Couple sentenced in ID theft case

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ROANOKE — An Elk Creek couple who admitted to stealing the identity of an elderly man for whom they provided in-home care were sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke Monday.
Robbie Kevin Poole, 50, and his wife, Kathryn Rebecca Poole, 58, each pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.
Kathryn Poole was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison and Robbie Poole was sentenced to three years and three months. Both will be on probation for four years after being released from prison. They were given 30 days to get their affairs in order before they are to begin serving their sentences.
They also have to make restitution of $90,000.
The investigation revealed that the Pooles had performed in-home care for the elderly victim and had used their access to his home and financial documents to open credit card accounts, forge checks and add Robbie Poole as an authorized user on the victim’s existing credit card accounts.
The investigation was conducted by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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