Jacksonville Man On Federal Supervised Release Indicted On Aggravated Identity Theft And Fraud Charges
Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the return of an indictment charging Anthony Johnson (52, Jacksonville) with three counts of aggravated identity theft and three counts of false representation of a Social Security number. Each aggravated identity theft count carries a two-year mandatory term of prison. He also faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison on each false representation count. Johnson is currently on federal supervised release for separate fraud and identity theft-related charges. He faces a final violation of supervised release hearing. A date has not yet been set for his arraignment or the final violation of supervised release hearing. He is currently in federal custody.
According to the indictment, Johnson used the Social Security numbers of multiple victims to deceive the Duval County Tax Collector, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle – Division of Motorist Services, and an apartment complex in Jacksonville.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol – Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Secret Service Jacksonville Field Office. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Frein.