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July 16, 2014

Baton Rouge Man Sentenced to 94 Months in Prison for Illegally Possessing Stolen Motor Vehicles

SHREVEPORT, LA—A Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 94 months in prison and three years of supervised release for using multiple false identities to steal an RV, boat and sport utility vehicle, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today.

Charles K. Smith, 60, of Baton Rouge, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to pay $91,208 in restitution. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea on February 3, 2014, Smith paid for a Winnebago from a Picayune, Miss., business using a fraudulent check for $189,500 under the alias Anthony J. Barnes on February 15, 2010. On May 10, 2010, Smith purchased a SeaPro boat from a Henderson, La., business using a fraudulent check for $26,975 under the alias Randal Bass. He also bought a GMC Terrain from a Bossier City business using a fraudulent check for $25,286 under the alias William Rayford Johnson on April 6, 2011.

The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg prosecuted the case.

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