Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Identity Theft Charges

Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Identity Theft Charges

A federal prison inmate pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of credit/debit card fraud and identity theft, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced on Tuesday.

Jermain R. Stevenson, 26, an inmate at a federal correction institution pleaded gilty to the indictment from United States District Court Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connections with the guilty plea, from Dec. 23, 2013, to March 30, 2014, Stevenson, along with co-defendants, used debit card and credit card information to obtain more than $1,000, knowing that the debit cards and credit cards belong to other actual persons.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Jan. 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 12 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both.Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the serious of the offenses and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

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