"Bonnie" ready to sign deal for prison time

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image ap"><span>AP</span></div><span class="caption-text">In this undated photo released by the Philadelphia Police Department, shown is Edward Anderton of Everett, Wash. Anderton, 25, and Jocelyn Kirsch, 22, a student at Drexel University, were charged Friday, Nov. 30 with identity theft, forgery, unlawful use of a computer, and a laundry list of other counts. Their alleged fraud scheme, estimated at &#36;100,000 this year alone, paid for jaunts to Paris, London and Hawaii and other luxury perks, including Kirsch&#39;s stop at a salon for &#36;1,700 worth of hair extensions, police said. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Philadelphia Police Department, HO&#41;</span></div>
May 12, 2008 10:31:05 AM PDT
A Philadelphia defense lawyer says a woman charged with stealing people's credit to travel the world in style is set to sign a federal plea deal that ensures prison time.

Jocelyn Kirsch's lawyer, Ronald Greenblatt, tells The Associated Press that she will sign a federal plea deal and will plead guilty to six counts. The charges include two counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of bank fraud and one count of money laundering.

The aggravated identity theft counts carry a mandatory minimum of two years in prison. The 22-year-old Kirsch signed the deal Friday.

Greenblatt says Kirsch's 25-year-old boyfriend Edward Anderton was offered the same deal. A message for his attorney hasn't been returned.

Police say the couple used other people's money to finance a lavish lifestyle that included an expensive apartment and luxury trips to Paris, London and Hawaii.


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