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Unidentified man found guilty of identity theft and fraud involving Mayport Naval Station and JAXPORT

4:49 PM, May 24, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An individual who can only be identified as John Doe has been found guilty of seven counts of aggravated identity theft, six counts of falsely representing a social security number, and one count of passport fraud, according to U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill.

Law enforcement has not been able to confirm the identity of John Doe. He was arrested on a federal warrant while he was in state custody for fraud charges.

Doe faces a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in federal prison for each aggravated identity theft charge, up to five years in federal prison for each charge of falsely representing a Social Security Number, and a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison for the passport fraud, according to the release.

He remains in the custody of United States Marshals Service pending his sentencing hearing, which is scheduled for August 27. 

Doe assumed the identity of a living victim and had been living under that assumed identity for approximately 22 years, according to court documents and evidence presented during trial.

Using the victim's social security number, he obtained at least 23 government-issued forms of identification. The different forms of identification include a passport, two Mayport Naval Station Military contractor identification cards, three Florida identification cards, and six replacement social security cards.

The Mayport Naval Station identification cards allowed Doe to have unescorted access on at least five different Navy vessels. He also used the victim's personal identification information at JAXPORT to fraudulently obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credentials badge issued by the Transportation Security Administration.

The credentials gave him unescorted access to secure areas of JAXPORT, including the Blount Island Marine Terminal.

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