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Release* †† ††††††Date: September 11, 2009
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
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Three people indicted in identity theft conspiracy
Babatune Ibironke, (DOB 4/30/84) and his wife, Eryn D. Brown, (DOB 10/24/87) both of Warren Street, and an accomplice, John E. Caldwell, Jr., (DOB 4/5/82) of Roosevelt Avenue, were indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury, which handed up three indictments that include counts of identity theft, theft by deception and conspiracy to commit those crimes.
the first indictment, the grand jury charged Ibironke, who was working at a bank
indictment also accused Ibironke of money laundering and computer theft by
accessing the accounts between August 15, 2007, and October 31, 2007, when he
worked as a teller at a PNC Bank branch located at a Stop & Shop
supermarket on Route 1 in
The indictment further charged Ibironke with witness tampering, contending he asked two witnesses not to identify him in a subsequent police investigation.
A second indictment charged Ibironke with attempted theft by deception, between January 1, 2009, and April 14, 2009, after investigators determined he tried to collect federal income tax returns that were filed by eight other people. The payments were stopped and Ibironke did not receive any money.
The panel further charged that he acquired and provided information to his wife, enabling her to open at least five other fraudulent bank accounts. She also worked at the same PNC Bank as Ibironke.
The grand jury charged Ibironke and Brown with counts of conspiracy, attempted theft by deception and identity theft. In addition, Brown was charged with computer theft.
third indictment charged that Ibironke tried to apply for a passport using
Both he and Caldwell also were charged with identity theft, conspiring to commit identity theft and presenting false identification.
is being held at the
Kaplan credited cooperation between various law enforcement agencies that
investigated the case. Sgt. Daniel Del Bagno and Investigator Robert Torrisi,
both of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office, were assisted by investigators
from the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at the
Kilmer branch in
As is the case with all criminal defendants, Ibironke, Brown and Caldwell are presumed innocent until proven guilty.