Rochester Man Sentenced in Identity Theft Case
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) – The husband of a former Olmsted County employee who is facing identity theft charges has pleaded guilty to being involved in one of the crimes.
35-year-old Shoua Yang has been sentenced for his felony identity theft conviction. He was placed on probation for 5 years and ordered to pay $5,000 restitution to the victim.
Yang was charged with being with his wife Kanong Vang last October when they withdrew $5,000 from the victim’s savings account at Mayo Credit Union.
His wife is facing trial in that case and three others. She is accused of taking $3,000 from one of the other victims and $1300 from another. The fourth case was linked to the theft of a wallet from an employee room at St. Marys Hospital. Vang is accused of using a bank card in the wallet to check an account at a Mayo Credit Union office. An employee became suspicious and called police.
A police investigator learned Vang used her job while working for Olmsted County to obtain banking and driver’s license information from three of the victims.