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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 27, 2017

Duval County Man Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Identity Theft

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Jefferage Capice White (55, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. He faces a mandatory minimum of two years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, in December 2015, White entered a Navy Federal Credit Union in Jacksonville and represented himself as J.F., an account holder at the credit union. He approached a teller, presented a counterfeit Florida driver license containing the personal identification information of J.F., and requested to make a cash withdrawal from J.F.’s account. Based on White’s suspicious behavior, the credit union employees notified the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO). When approached by a JSO officer, White fled and was eventually apprehended after a physical struggle.

In a related case, Carlis Edward Williams (53, Jacksonville) pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft on December 1, 2016. He faces a mandatory minimum of two years in federal prison for the aggravated identity theft charge. His sentencing is set for March 8, 2017.

These prosecutions are part of a broader investigation by law enforcement involving the manufacturing of counterfeit identification documents and identity theft.

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the United States Secret Service - Jacksonville Field Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Frein.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
StopFraud
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Updated January 30, 2017