Fifty-year-old Nyerere Mitchell, of Clinton, Maryland, stole
PIN codes and ATM cards from more than 60 people, often focusing
on young drinkers, between April 2009 and November 2013,
prosecutors said. He was arrested last November.
Wearing a disguise of a woman’s wig and a padded bra, Mitchell
drove a silver Range Rover SUV and focused on picking up
passengers near popular bar and nightclub areas in D.C.,
including Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Foggy Bottom, Chinatown,
and Arlington, Virginia, prosecutors said.
Mitchell was charged with five counts of fraud, with each charge
carrying a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison.
The plea agreement also calls for him to pay $228,036 in
restitution. Mitchell will be held in jail until his sentencing
on Oct. 10.
(John Clarke reported from Annapolis, Maryland; Editing by
Sharon Bernstein and Matt Driskill)
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