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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Charlotte business made $320,000 making false documents

A Charlotte woman admitted in federal court her business earned $320,000 by making false documents for people, including more than 400 Social Security cards.

Chaiya Maley-Jackson, 23, pleaded guilty to unlawful production of a false identification document. She also admitted she knew people were using the false documents she made to get federal funds meant for COVID relief, apply for car loans and secure apartment rentals, among other things, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Maley-Jackson was the owner of Diva Documents and advertised her services on Facebook and on two websites. She used a personal Facebook page under the name Yaya Flowers. She was involved in the false document scam from January 2020 to August 2022, according to court records and statements made in court.

She advertised she could produce a pay stub for $15 or a hard copy of a driver’s license for $150. She also made fraudulent bank statements, lease agreements, W2 forms and COVID-19 hardship letters, among other items. Maley-Jackson required customers to pay half the fee upfront and the balance upon completion of the fabricated documents.

Maley-Jackson was released on bond while awaiting sentencing. She faces a maximum of 15 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set. Maley-Jackson could not be reached for comment.

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