The couple attended Wednesday’s hearing with Gaudet.
DeCourcey told the judge that they were concerned that their personal information has been compromised and could be used by others in the future.
“I fully appreciate that these are not victimless crimes,” Brennan said. “They take an enormous toll on victims,” not only on their sense of security but in the time that is spent sorting out credit issues.
Brennan warned Ellis that if she fails to complete her probation, “you have a lot of time hanging over your head.”
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