Half of Philly ID-Theft Couple Pleads Guilty

Modern 'Bonnie and Clyde' stole $116K for trips and big buys
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 3, 2008 11:13 AM CDT
In this undated photo released by the Philadelphia Police Department, the "Bonnie and Clyde" of ID theft are shown.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The male half of the couple labeled the Bonnie and Clyde of identity theft pleaded guilty yesterday to scams worth some $116,000, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Edward Anderton, 25, and his girlfriend, Jocelyn Kirsch, 22, used the money for big purchases and vacations. He faces 5 years in prison.

Anderton, a University of Pennsylvania grad, and Kirsch, a former Drexel University student, were accused of stealing purses, robbing a house, and taking IDs from friends as they assumed 16 identities for their jaunts. Kirsch is set to plead guilty Thursday, an attorney said.