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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 19, 2014

Miami Resident Sentenced for Unauthorized Possession of Stolen Identities

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Alysa D. Erichs, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), and Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), announce that Daniel Ogletree, 25, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison.

Ogletree previously pled guilty to one count of possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(a)(3), and one count of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1).

According to court documents, law enforcement accompanied state probation officers during a probation check on the defendant’s residence. The defendant gave verbal consent for a search of his bedroom, and law enforcement found a handwritten sheet of paper containing a list of 15 names, dates of birth, and social security numbers. Law enforcement also found a bank statement in another person’s name that had that person’s social security number and date of birth handwritten on the bank statement. Ogletree admitted that it was his handwriting on the sheet of paper and bank statement, and that he did not personally know the people whose personal identifying information he wrote on the sheet.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of ICE-HSI and IRS-CI. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Timothy J. Abraham and John R. Byrne.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. 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.

Updated March 18, 2015