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Seized passport maker

Defendants: Hassan Miller (DOB 05/13/73);  Dawn Anderson (DOB 11/04/70)

Sept. 24, 2020 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Hassan Miller and Dawn Anderson of Mount Vernon have been sentenced for possessing forged United States passport cards in their home, as part of a scheme that included using fraudulently obtained credit cards to steal from The TJX Companies, Inc. stores, including TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods.

Anderson was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 23, and Miller was sentenced earlier this month, both to 1.5 to 4.5 years in state prison by Westchester County Court Judge David Zuckerman.

Both pleaded guilty in November 2019 to Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, a class D felony.

Background
In addition to the forged passport cards, seized from their home was the instrument used to make the forged United States passport cards (see photo attached). The forged passport cards, bearing the identities of victims, were used by Hassan Miller, Dawn Anderson, and others arrested with them, to assume the identity of their victims and open up new TJX Rewards credit cards. The credit cards would then be used to charge TJX merchandise, which was never paid for. As part of their sentences, they will each have a judgment and order for restitution against them in the amount of $20,617.89 benefitting The TJX Companies, Inc.

The scheme was operating from 2017 through 2019. They were arrested in August 2019.

Cases against three other co-defendants are still pending.

The investigation was led by the Westchester County Police Department and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. The TJX Companies, Inc. were instrumental in the investigation.

Senior Assistant District Attorney Stefanie DeNise, of the Investigations Division Identity Theft Unit, prosecuted the case.

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