BABATUNDE ABIOLA SENTENCED FOR IDENTITY THEFT
BABATUNDE ABIOLA, age 26, a citizen of Nigeria, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman to approximately seven months imprisonment for identity theft, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Feldman imposed three years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release
According to court documents, ABIOLA applied for an American Eagle Outfitters credit card via the internet using another person’s name and social security number. This credit card was used to purchase approximately $124 worth of merchandise.
The case was investigated by Special Agents of the U.S. Secret Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Loan “Mimi” Nguyen and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Weir.
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