Hollywood Resident Sentenced for Access Device Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft
A Hollywood resident was sentenced yesterday to 24 months imprisonment for 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 Custom 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).
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. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Yeney Hernandez and Joshua Rothstein.