Member of Craigslist Fraud Group Sentenced

Six other members of the group connected with an international organization await sentencing.

Shanekie D. Head of Georgia was sentenced to six months in jail for her part in connection with an international fraud group operating out of Naperville. the Naperville Sun reported.

Head pleaded guilty to a felony charge of participating in a continuing financial crimes enterprise. She was sentenced Dec. 27 in DuPage County. Head, 28, was also placed on four years of probation, the Sun reported.

In October an investigation by Naperville police revealed the group was posting fake listings on Craigslist to commit fraud.

Authorities recovered more than 50 fraudulent money/wire transfers and 62 counterfeit identification cards, as well as numerous passports. A makeshift lab was also found containing computers, specialized printers and fake documents used to create counterfeit IDs, according to the press release.

Police said the group is part of a larger crime group operating out of Eastern Europe. 

Head was the first of the seven members of the gang to be sentenced. Others awaiting sentencing are Darrick L. Jordan, 23; Sierra S. Chambers, 25; and Jacqueline C. Gibson, 46, all of Decatur, Ga.; Alicia Y. Jordan, 38, of Clarkston, Ga.; Rickey L. Gibson, 43, of Atlanta and Decopeland S. Harris, 41 of Conley, Ga.

Alex Keown December 28, 2012 at 02:50 PM
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