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Stolen identity scheme sends Jordan man to prison

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

BILLINGS — A Jordan man who admitted to stealing personal identifying information from family members and acquaintances to obtain credits cards to fund his life and a drug habit was sentenced today to 51 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.

Eric Richard Morrow, 37, pleaded guilty in March to mail fraud and to aggravated identity theft.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided. Judge Watters also ordered $61,188 restitution. Morrow was detained.

In court documents, the government alleged that from 2017 to 2020, Morrow assumed the identities of family members, a former employer and the former employer’s deceased wife, a former girlfriend and others who were acquainted with him by getting their personal identifying information and using it to open fraudulent credit card accounts. Morrow had access to the information because of his relationship to the various victims. Morrow then used the credit cards to buy goods and services around Montana, including in Billings, Laurel and Jordan, and to fund his drug habit. The scheme caused more than $50,000 in losses.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Colin M. Rubich prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Billings Police Department and the U.S. Postal Service.





Clair J. Howard
Public Affairs Officer

Updated October 20, 2021

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