TULSA, Okla. -- A Dallas-area man was charged in federal court here last week with using another person's Social Security number to finance the acquisition of sport utility vehicles and motorhomes from two Tulsa credit unions.

Don Osby, Jr., 38, allegedly used the phony ID to borrow $230,000 from Tulsa FCU and the Tulsa Teachers CU between Nov. 18, 2010, until June 24, 2011, by providing a false Social Security number to get the credit unions to approve vehicle loans.

A federal grand jury indictment alleged charges that Osby financed a 2007 Winnebago Vista, a 2004 Coachman, a 2003 Hummer H2, a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban and a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox through the scheme.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Gallant said Friday that Osby was reportedly allowing others to rent the vehicles that he had financed.

Gallant said the Social Security number Osby allegedly used belonged to a real person, which spawned the six aggravated identity theft charges contained in the indictment.

Osby also faces six charges of making false statements to a financial institution and six counts of using a false Social Security number.

 

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