Two visitors accused of identity theft scheme

Willie Briggs
Willie Briggs
Audrey Collins
Audrey Collins

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - An Oahu grand jury on Tuesday indicted two California residents accused of fraudulently obtaining thousands of dollars in loans using stolen personal information.

Willie Briggs, 47, and Audrey Collins, 43, are charged with various counts, including racketeering, identity theft, and unauthorized possession of confidential information.

They're accused of submitting loan applications at Citifinancial branches on Oahu using other people's social security numbers and fake ID cards. Prosecutors say the money the two received would then be wired to California.

If convicted, they could face 20 years to life in prison.