Jocelyn S. Kirsch, the former Drexel University student now a defendant in a bold identity-theft scam, pleaded guilty this morning in U.S. District Court to all charges in the case. Kirsch, 22, wearing no make up and wearing a wrinkled dark green prison-issued uniform, appeared somber before U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno during the hour-long proceeding.
In a soft voice, she pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy, access device fraud, bank fraud and money laundering and two counts of aggravated identity theft. Robreno has scheduled sentencing for Oct. 17.
Kirsch has been in custody for more than a week since deciding to skip house arrest in favor of jail in anticipation of a prison sentence.
Her attorney, Ronald Greenblatt, has said that Kirsch faces a mandatory sentence of at least two years in prison. Kirsch has captivated an international audience since photos of her - looking well-endowed and flirtatious and sometimes in a bikini - circulated on the Internet after her arrest.
Kirsch and her one-time boyfriend, Edward K. Anderton, a University of Pennsylvania graduate, are accused of stealing identification of friends, co-workers and neighbors to get fake ID used to finance a lavish lifestyle. They are accused of stealing more than $116,000 from their victims. Anderton pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced in September.