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Baltimore Man Sentenced 6 Years, $105K For Identity Theft Scheme

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A Baltimore man has been sentenced to over six years in prison for scheming to use personal identification of others to buy luxury goods.

A U.S. District Judge  sentenced 30-year-old Tavares Davon Miller, also known as  “Tavon Jackson,” “Tavon Miller,” and “Ooh,”on Thursday to 75 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, in connection with a scheme to use the personal identifying information of others to purchase motorcycles, electronic equipment, jewelry and other goods.

The Judge determined today that the total amount of loss to the victims is $140,462.03 and ordered Miller to pay restitution of $105,899.66.

According to his plea agreement, from Sept. 25 through Nov. 1, 2012, Miller acquired the identifying information of more than 10 victims, and used that information to fabricate driver’s licenses and credit cards in the names of those victims, but using the photograph of co-conspirator Monika Hill.

Miller and Hill traveled to motorcycle dealerships and retail stores in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania, and used the fraudulent identification documents to purchase merchandise, including electronic equipment, jewelry and clothing, or apply for lines of credit at those stores.  Miller and Hill then loaded the motorcycles and merchandise into their vehicle and returned to Maryland.  Miller advertised the motorcycles and merchandise for sale over the internet, retaining the proceeds of the sales and then paid Hill a fee for her services.

Hill, 34, of Gwynn Oak, pleaded guilty to the same offenses and is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 24.

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