Three Men Indicted On Multiple Counts Of Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft
Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the return of an indictment charging Joe Eugene Loving (46) and John Thomas Humphreys (41), both of Conroe, Texas, and Paul Corbin Pennington, Jr. (27, Orange Park) with aggravated identity theft, bank fraud, false representation of a Social Security number, and manufacturing and passing counterfeit Federal Reserve notes. Each faces up to 30 years in federal prison on the bank fraud charge, 20 years on the charges of manufacturing and passing counterfeit Federal Reserve notes, 5 years for false representation of a Social Security number, and a 2-year mandatory term of imprisonment for the aggravated identity theft charge.
According to the indictment, in January 2015, Loving, Humphreys, and Pennington obtained the personal identification information of various individuals from Texas and used the information to commit bank fraud in Florida. The three also manufactured and passed counterfeit Federal Reserve notes throughout Clay County.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of one or more federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the Green Cove Springs Police Department, and the United States Secret Service. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Frein.