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Woman Allegedly Used Other Ivy Tech Students’ PINs To Buy Stuff

Posted On September 21, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

Biancia Mitchell. Photo provided.

(Versailles, Ind.) – An Ivy Tech Community College student is accused of racking up thousands of dollars in charges on other students’ accounts at the school bookstore.

Indiana State Police arrested Biancia Mitchell, 20, of Versailles, on Tuesday, September 19.

Mitchell allegedly obtained the PIN numbers of numerous other students who attended the Ivy Tech campus in Madison. She is accused of using those PIN numbers to make more than $7,000 of purchases through the Ivy Tech online bookstore in August and September.

“School officials became suspicious due to the large amount of purchases made that were shipped to different names at Mitchell’s address. School officials were also able to determine that the purchases were made using an IP address that returned to Bioncia Mitchell’s login information,” said ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.
Many of the fraudulently purchased items were found at Mitchell’s home in Versailles. She was arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.

Mitchell faces charges of Identity Deception, Theft, and Fraud.

“Ivy Tech officials were able to block and refund nearly half the money initially once the suspicious activity was discovered,” said Wheeles.