Ava Misseldine, a woman from Ohio, obtained phony IDs by claiming the identity of a child who had passed away in 1979. She received a six-year prison term.
Ava Misseldine, a woman from Ohio and a former bakery owner, obtained fraudulent identification cards by posing as a baby who had passed away in 1979. Six years in prison were imposed on her.
According to what the Attorney’s Office (Southern District of Ohio) said in a press release, 49-year-old Ava Misseldine entered a guilty plea to 16 counts of wire and passport fraud. Misseldine obtained a passport, a student pilot’s license, a position as a flight attendant, and pandemic relief funds using the baby’s identity.
Mr. Pfeuffer verified that Ava Misseldine had already paid more than $300,000 from the sale of a house in Michigan that she had purchased using funds from a Paycheck Protection Program loan.
He claimed that Ava Misseldine has another home in Utah that is now for sale, and the profits from that sale should put her just a few hundred thousand dollars away from paying back all of the money she stole from the P.P.P.
Ava Misseldine used both her real name and a fake one to get the funds in 2020.
Her loan application represented her enterprises as many bakeries and catering firms and contained falsified documentation.
According to court records analyzed by Law & Crime, Ava Misseldine took the identity of Brie Bourgeois, a child who passed away in 1979 and is interred in a Columbus cemetery.
In 2003, Ms. Ava Misseldine applied for an Ohio driver’s license and Social Security card.
According to an article by Law & Crime, she got a student pilot’s license and a U.S. passport in 2007, which she needed to go abroad as a flight attendant for JetSelect.
After Ava Misseldine attempted to renew her passport in 2021, which was suspected of being a fraudulent transaction, an investigation was opened.
Over the following 13 years, Ava Misseldine kept using the alias, including in 2014 during a hearing for a federal bankruptcy according to the investigation.
According to court records, she purchased houses in Michigan for more than $325,000 and in Utah next to Zion National Park for close to $650,000.
Ava Misseldine will be required to relinquish the Utah residence and return the proceeds from the recent sale of the Michigan residence as part of her $1.5 million in reparations.