PA Couple Allegedly Financed a Lavish Lifestyle With Other People’s Money


A Philadelphia couple used other people’s identities, credit and money to finance a lavish jetset lifestyle, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Police arrested the pair — Edward Anderton, who turns 25 today, and Jocelyn Kirsch, 22 — on Friday, and the couple has been released on bail while awaiting trial on at least 15 counts of forgery, identity theft, unlawful use of a computer, and conspiracy.

The Inquirer says the couple may have been scamming Philadelphia-area residents for a year, using dozens of fraudulent drivers’ licenses and credit cards in various names, a kit for picking locks, several laptops, computer software used in ID theft, and a machine for printing identification cards. All those items were seized by investigators at the couple’s condominium on Saturday. Also seized were at least 40 keys to doors and mailboxes at the Belgravia, the Center City condo building where the couple had lived since early summer.


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