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Prison Time and Restitution Imposed for Bank Fraud and Identity Theft

FBI Jackson October 07, 2010
  • Public Affairs Specialist Deborah Madden (601) 948-5000

Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Mississippi, and Donald R. Burkhalter, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, announced:

On 10/07/2010, Jason Antoine Brown appeared before United States District Court Judge Tom S. Lee and was sentenced for one count of bank fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft. Brown, who pled guilty on 06/03/2010, engaged in an identity theft scheme in which he used his position as a debt collector for a medical recovery firm to steal the Social Security account numbers of other individuals named Jason Brown and others with the last name Brown. Brown then utilized these social security account numbers to open bank accounts and commit bank fraud.

Judge Lee imposed the following sentence: 69 months’ imprisonment (five years, nine months), and five years’ supervised release. In addition, Brown was ordered to pay $21,065.55 in restitution to his victims and to pay a special assessment fee of $300.00.

This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Jackson Field Office, with assistance from the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General, and prosecuted by the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi.