Marietta Man Sentenced To 24 Months For Aggravated Identity Theft
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Lane Edward Miller, age 26, of Marietta, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment and 1 year supervised release for Aggravated Identity Theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1028A(a)(1) and 2. The charge arose from an investigation by the Marietta Police Department, the Love County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the United States Secret Service.
The Indictment alleged that on or about May 6, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendants knowingly transferred, possessed and used, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person, S.D., during and in relation to a felony violation described in 18 U.S.C. § 1028A(c), Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 1343 and 1349, knowing that the means of identification belonged to another actual person.
United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Identity thieves wreak havoc on the lives of their victims. Fortunately, due to diligent victims and local and federal law enforcement agencies, this identity thief was caught and is being brought to justice for his crimes. This investigation and prosecution is a great example of how watchful citizens bringing information to their local law enforcement agency can lead to a team effort between local and federal investigators and prosecutors, and ultimately lead to a successful prosecution.”
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.