Edward K. Anderton, the Clyde half of the so-called Bonnie-and-Clyde couple known as the poster children for identity theft, pleaded guilty today to federal charges accusing them of scamming victims out of more than $116,000.

Anderton, 25, a University of Pennsylvania graduate who now works as a $10-an-hour landscaper, admitted that he conspired with his girlfriend, Jocelyn S. Kirsch, to steal the identities of friends, co-workers and neighbors, and scam at least 16 people of more than $116,000.

Anderton looked grim-faced - and even a bit red-eyed - after the extensive scam was recounted during the hour-long hearing.

Kirsch, who was a student at Drexel before her arrest, is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Louis D. Lappen.

The federal complaint said the couple engaged in a variety of criminal behavior, stealing purses at a bar, taking credit cards and identification from friends and burglarizing a home to steal information - all to get phony ID to rack up a slew of purchases and trips.

Anderton pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno to six charges of conspiracy, aggravated identity theft, access device fraud, bank fraud and moneylaundering.

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