Aug 11, 2017 2:40 PM

Woman pleads guilty to using a fake name to steal from NH city bank account

NASHUA — A volunteer for the city plead guilty Friday to charges that include the fraudulent use of a Social Security Number.

Dana Michelle Lawrence, 43, of Nashua was arrested after a lengthy investigation that revealed she had been using a fake name.

Lawrence had been using the alias "Genevieve Kaplan" when she tried to access routing numbers and account numbers for bank accounts that belonged to the city.

In November 2016, “Kaplan,” began working as a volunteer for the City of Nashua, preparing grant applications.

According to court documents, Lawrence was sentenced back in 2006 by a Rhode Island state court to serve one year in prison, followed by nine years of probation for a theft offense.

Soon after Lawrence completed her prison sentence, she fled from supervision and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

During the investigation, the Nashua Police Department and the FBI obtained a copy of a lease application that “Kaplan” had used to rent an apartment in Nashua.

Police say “Kaplan” used a different first name, “Genna,” and a social security number assigned to another person.

After investigators searched her Nashua apartment, they found several documents that contained different names, addresses, dates of births, and Social Security Numbers.

Lawrence is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 28.

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