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League City man sentenced for identity theft

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 7:21 pm    

A 37 year-old League City man was sentenced this week to more than six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated identity theft and access device fraud. The man bought more than $200,000 worth of Apple products on fraudulent credit cards.

The thief was caught last August after he tried to purchase iPads and iPhones at the Memorial City Mall Apple Store. He presented an employee with a fake Florida ID with a different name on it, but the employee recognized the name since it had been used for fraudulent transactions at several other stores in the state.

Authorities found 20 credit cards, a debit card, and eight iPads and iPhones in his rental car with more than $6,000. Along with his prison term, the man must serve three years supervised release and pay a $157,501 fine.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of identity theft, contact the identity theft lawyers of the Law Offices of Russell Van Beustring, P.C. today at 713-973-6650.


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