A Kenosha woman is facing identity theft charges for allegedly using other people’s Social Security numbers to obtain loans at two area payday loan stores.
Mariah Charisma Ford, 25, is charged with two counts of felony personal ID theft for financial gain in Racine County Circuit Court for loans sought about a year ago.
According to the criminal complaint, Ford allegedly applied for a $1,700 loan at the EZ Money Payday Loan store at 900 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, on Oct. 5, 2011, using a Social Security number of a man who lives in Illinois.
She allegedly attempted a similar scam at another payday loan store on Regency Drive in Racine using the Social Security number of a man in South Carolina. In that instance, she was given a loan of $1,860.
Officials allege Ford did not pay back either of the two loans.
A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 7.