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St. Paul Woman Sentenced for Role in Stealing Hundreds of Identities

Updated: 03/06/2014 2:56 PM
Created: 03/06/2014 2:44 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

A 32-year-old St. Paul woman was sentenced Thursday for her role in an identity theft case.

According to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office, Shauntell Burg was sentenced to just more than seven years in prison in connection to the theft and possession of hundreds of individuals' identities. As part of her sentence, Burg was also ordered to pay $149,000 in restitution.

Burg had pleaded guilty to one count of identity theft in October 2013.

According to the criminal complaint, Burg was pulled over by Roseville Police on April 12, 2012. Police had been conducting surveillance on her vehicle, which had been linked to numerous instances of identity theft and financial transaction card fraud.

Using a search warrant, an officer found a number of items belonging to other people, including credit card numbers and business checks.

According to the attorney's office, three other people were charged in this case.

  • Forty-year-old Kristin Warren of St. Paul pleaded guilty in November 2013 to one count of identify theft. She will be sentenced Jan. 28.
  • Thirty-year-old Andrea Gunderson pleaded guilty in October 2013 to one count of identity theft. She was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison on Dec. 11, 2013.
  • Fifty-year-old Roxanne Deflorin of St. Paul was convicted of identity theft on Jan. 22, 2014, and will be sentenced March 14.

The thefts included social security numbers, dates of birth and drivers' license numbers.

“This case was made possible due to the hard work of law enforcement, in particular the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department, Minnesota Financial Crimes Taskforce and the financial fraud unit in my office,” said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi. "The defendants caused havoc and significant concern for the personal identities of hundreds of hard-working employees and retirees.”

Editor's note: A mug shot for Burg has not yet been released.

Photo: KSTP/File
Roxanne Deflorin
Courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
Andrea Gunderson
Courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriff's Office

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