Feds charge tech consultant with fraud, ID theft
An information technology consultant accused of applying for credit cards and using stolen identities faces 29 counts of fraud and identity theft.
A federal grand jury handed down an indictment against Michael Morton, formerly of Tampa and now living in Clearwater, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida.
The indictment charges Morton with using stolen identities from victims across the country to apply for the credit cards. He’s also charged with buying goods and services on his own credit cards and then fraudulently disputing the charges.
Morton was previously arrested on the charges by a federal complaint in April, a statement from the U.S. Attorney said. Morton is scheduled for arraignment on Oct. 10 before a federal magistrate in Tampa.
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