Sisters sentenced for identity theft

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two Baton Rouge women have been sentenced for an identity theft scheme that netted them nearly $150,000.

Trachell Brown and Trevia Brown had been convicted of creating more than 20 unauthorized credit card accounts over a three-year period, beginning in January 2007.

Prosecutors say the sisters used the cards to make $148,000 in purchases.

Trachell Brown was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison.  Trevia was sentenced to 4 years in prison.

The sisters will also have to pay restitution of $148,935.71.

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