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Titusville Man On Federal Supervision Sentenced To Eight Years For Aggravated Identity Theft And Bank Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Jacksonville, Florida – Senior U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis today sentenced Carmel Linot (34, Titusville) to eight years in federal prison for bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and violating his federal supervision in a separate case. The court also ordered Linot to pay restitution to the victim he defrauded. Linot pleaded guilty to bank fraud and aggravated identity on February 26, 2024. At the time of sentencing, Linot was on federal supervised release in the Middle District of Florida for aggravated identity theft. Linot was arrested on June 12, 2023, and the court ordered him detained on the federal supervised release case and the new indictment involving bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. 

According to the plea agreement and public records, Linot obtained the Social Security number (SSN) of a minor victim. Using this SSN, a counterfeit Georgia driver license, and false employment documents, Linot opened a bank account under a false identity at a credit union. After opening up the bank account in a false identity, he then obtained a credit card from the credit union using the victim’s SSN. Linot subsequently used the credit card to commit fraud.

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

Updated June 20, 2024

Financial Fraud
Identity Theft