ID Theft Funded Philly Couple's Jaunts to Paris, Hawaii

Pair reaped $100K from condo neighbors
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2007 9:20 AM CST
In this undated photo released by the Philadelphia Police Department, shown are Jocelyn Kirsch, a student at Drexel University and Edward Anderton of Everett Wash. Kirsch, 22, and Anderton, 25, were...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Philadelphia couple dubbed the Bonnie and Clyde of identity theft left jail yesterday after their parents posted a hefty bail. Jocelyn Kirsch, 22, and Edward Anderton, 25, went on a shopping, dining, and vacationing spree—documented in countless photographs—with more than $100,000 they netted by stealing their neighbors' identities, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

While Kirsch's lawyer described the duo as "sad and scared," those who know her painted a portrait of an inveterate and outlandish liar. College classmates said Kirsch falsely claimed to have qualified for the US Olympic pole vaulting team, even passing off a photo of an Olympian pole vaulting feat on her Facebook page as a picture of herself.