Miami-Dade Resident Sentenced in Identity Theft Fraud Scheme
A MIAMI—Dade resident was sentenced to 66 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for his participation in an identity theft fraud scheme.
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement.
Randy Normul Pierre, 29, of Miami, previously pled guilty to one count of possession of device-making equipment, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1029(a)(4) and 2, and one count of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18,United States Code, Sections 1028A(a)(1) and 2.
According to court documents, law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence. During the search, law enforcement agents found device-making equipment, including State of Florida seal adhesives and card stock, as well as the Social Security numbers of more than fifteen persons. In addition, law enforcement agents found a fake driver’s license with Pierre’s photograph, but in the name of another individual, and a credit or debit card in the name of the other individual.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI and FBI. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John R. Byrne.