Severn man gets 6 years for identity theft
|8/20/2007 – A Severn man was sentenced to more than six years in prison today and ordered to pay restitution of at least $120,000 for stealing people’s identities and gaining access to private and corporate credit counts, federal prosecutors said.
Ronald Steven Williams II, 32, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to engaging in the fraud from June 29, 2001, to July 14, 2006.
One example cited by prosecutors occurred in 2001 when they said Williams bought a home in Severn using a fake name and a child’s Social Security number.
Prosecutors said Williams submitted false information to the lender to secure a $165,156 mortgage, and, three years later, sold the home using his own name and a different Social Security number, which belonged to an infant.
Prosecutors also said that Williams, using false identification, opened up lines of credit for tens of thousands of dollars