Woman using fake name indicted for fraudulent use of social security number
CONCORD — A federal grand jury has indicted a woman who is accused of fraudulently using a social security number.
On May 11, police arrested Dana Michelle Lawrence, 43 of Nashua. Lawrence was arrested for theft in 2006 in Rhode Island. She served a year sentence and when released she was supposed to serve nine years of probation.
Lawrence left Rhode Island after being released instead of serving probation.
In November 2016, using the name Genevieve Kaplan, Lawrence began working as a volunteer for the City of Nashua.
Nashua Police and the FBI were contacted after it was discovered that "Kaplan" had tried to get routing and account numbers that belonged to the city.
During their investigation, Nashua Police and FBI found a copy of "Kaplan's" lease for an apartment in Nashua. On the application, investigators found a different first name Genna, which was not the same of "Kaplan", as well as a social security number belonging to another person.
Investigators searched her apartment and found multiple documents that had a number of different names, addresses, dates of births and social security numbers.
Lawrence faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and up to $250,000 if convicted.
The investigation being conducted by the FBI, Nashua Police and the Office of Inspector General of the Social Security Administration is ongoing.