St. Louis, MO – Brittish “Cierrah” Williams appeared for the first time today before US investigating judge Shirley P. Mensah. Williams was charged on September 22, 2001 with five counts of misuse of a Social Security number, four counts of bank fraud, three counts of misrepresentation to the IRS, three counts of electronic fraud and three counts of aggravated identity theft.

According to the indictment, in 2017 Williams used fake social security numbers to obtain a number of loans, lines of credit and other funds from banks and financial institutions. Additionally, in 2018 and 2019, Williams deposited checks, unbeknownst and unbeknownst to current account holders, to several bank accounts she controlled, and then withdrew the funds before those deposited checks were released. returned to issuing banks for insufficient funds. The indictment also alleges that Williams deposited fraudulent checks into bank accounts she controlled and then withdrew those funds in cash before the fraudulent nature of the checks was discovered. Further, Williams is accused of submitting false information, including the names and Social Security numbers of individuals, to the IRS during fiscal years 2017, 2018 and 2019, falsely claiming that these people were in his. charge on tax returns submitted.

This matter has been investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration. Special Assistant to the United States Attorney, Diane Klocke, is handling the case for the Eastern District of Missouri.

The charges set out in the indictment are only charges and do not constitute proof of guilt. Anyone accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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