Jacksonville, Florida –United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Jerry Cintron Colon (42, Jacksonville) with aggravated identity theft, false representation of a Social Security number (SSN), and fraud involving identification documents. If convicted, Colon faces up to 15 years in federal prison for the fraud count, and up to 5 years’ imprisonment on the false SSN representation count, and a consecutive mandatory minimum penalty of 2 years’ imprisonment for the aggravated identity theft count. Colon was arrested and made his initial appearance in federal court on November 21, 2022, and was released on bond.
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 Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Frein.