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Ohio man sentenced for identity theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Tyree Skipper, 44, of Euclid, Ohio, was sentenced today to 24 months incarceration for aggravated identity theft, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Skipper admitted to obtaining identifying information of individuals to file fraudulent tax returns in Ohio, South Carolina and Hawaii from December 2012 to May 2013 in Gilmer County, West Virginia. He pled guilty to two counts of “Aggravated Identify Theft” in February 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Internal Revenue Service and the Special Investigative Services Unit of the Bureau of Prisons investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated May 30, 2017

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