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Toledo man charged with wire fraud and identity theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2013

A criminal information was filed charging Jermain R. Stevenson, age 22, of Toledo, Ohio, with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Stevenson is accused of fraudulently obtaining the personal identification information of credit-card holders and using that information to have purchase goods and services that he then had delivered to various locations in Toledo, according to the information.

Stevenson did this between October 2010 and January 2012, fraudulently purchasing at least $62,000 worth of goods and services, according to the information.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cleveland.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph R. Wilson.

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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