- Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal
Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced
that a Philadelphia man was sentenced to state
prison today for illegally receiving personal
information of bank customers in order to
steal their identities.
Wood, a.k.a. Anthony M. Bickerstaff, 45, of
Philadelphia, was ordered by Superior Court
Judge James Morley in Burlington County to
serve four years in state prison and pay $67,292
in restitution. The sentence is based on Wood’s
Feb. 9 guilty plea to computer criminal activity
and identity theft, charges contained in a
June 13, 2008 state grand jury indictment.
co-defendants, Jennifer Mullner, 23, of Hammonton,
a former loan services representative for
Commerce Bank, now known as TD Bank, in Mt.
Laurel, and her boyfriend, William Roman,
22, of Galloway, previously pleaded guilty
to computer criminal activity and were each
sentenced to probation.
pleading guilty, the defendants admitted that
between March 1 and Oct. 30, 2007, Mullner
used her position to access at least 240 bank
documents with customer information, including
loan information and account numbers. Mullner
printed out such documents and furnished them
to Wood. In addition, Mullner admitted that
on two occasions, she provided such documents
to Roman, who then provided them to Wood.
For his involvement, Roman was paid $250.
a result, the defendants stole the identities
of at least five victims. Wood admitted that,
using the stolen identities, he obtained,
or helped others obtain, merchandise or services
to which they were not entitled.
investigation was conducted by the New Jersey
State Police Cyber Crimes Unit. Deputy Attorney
General Mark Murtha prosecuted the case for
the Division of Criminal Justice Major Crimes
Bureau - Computer Technology & Analysis