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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Akron man indicted for identity theft

An Akron man was indicted on charges for stealing the identities of others in relation to bank fraud.

Dante Dixon was indicted on five counts of aggravated identity theft and three counts of identity theft.

Dixon fraudulently used the identities of three individuals to commit the crimes of bank fraud and wire fraud, according to the indictment. 

This investigation was conducted by the Akron Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Riley.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated November 13, 2018