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Northwest Ohio man gets more than 8 years in prison in identity theft investigation
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, October 26, 2013 2:06 PM EDT
An Ohio man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for identity theft crimes.
He pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft and was sentenced Wednesday.
Authorities say he used the Internet to steal names and Social Security and credit card numbers and used them to defraud banks that issue credit cards.
According to the government, at his sentencing evidence was presented that Stevenson continued to access computers from prison and directed others to illegally transfer money from Western Union and others.
The federal judge in Toledo recommended that Stevenson be denied computer access in prison.