Man Sentenced For ID Theft, Defrauding Banks


An Ohio man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for identity theft crimes.
Federal authorities say 23-year-old Jermain Stevenson of Toledo was sentenced on his guilty plea to defrauding banks out of $62,000.
He pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft and was sentenced Wednesday.
Authorities say he used the Internet to steal names and Social Security and credit card numbers and used them to defraud banks that issue credit cards.
According to the government, at his sentencing evidence was presented that Stevenson continued to access computers from prison and directed others to illegally transfer money from Western Union and others.
The federal judge in Toledo recommended that Stevenson be denied computer access in prison.