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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 1, 2017

Hollywood Resident Convicted of Access Device Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

 

On August 25, 2017, a Hollywood, Florida resident was convicted by a Southern District of Florida jury of access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.

 

Benjamin G. Greenberg, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Mark Selby, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), and Dexter M. Williams, Chief, Miramar Police Department, made the announcement.

 

Frantz Felix, Jr., 23, of Hollywood, was convicted at trial of one count of use of one or more unauthorized access devices to obtain anything of value aggregating $1,000 or more, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(a)(2), and one count of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1). He faces a statutory maximum penalty of 12 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for November 14, 2017, before U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams.

 

The evidence at trial established that between September 20, 2012 and September 24, 2012, Felix used a fraudulent credit card to obtain more than $5,000 in merchandise from vendors in Miami-Dade County.

 

Mr. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of ICE-HSI and the Miramar Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Yeney Hernandez and Joshua Rothstein.

 

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Updated September 1, 2017