A Salt Lake City man has pleaded guilty in federal court in connection with a crime spree in which he and a female accomplice allegedly stole more than 250 people's personal information.
Joseph Lee Chatwin, 41, and Shauntae Leah Stratton, 24, were charged in U.S. District Court last year with identity theft, mail theft and bank fraud, among other charges. Chatwin also faced drug possession, resisting arrest and firearm charges.
But as part of a plea agreement, Chatwin pleaded guilty on Friday to bank fraud and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. The agreement includes a recommendation for 12 years in federal prison followed by 60 months of supervised release.