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Houston Man Sentenced for Federal Violations Related to Identity Theft Scheme

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Texas, May 25, 2021

BEAUMONT, Texas – A Houston man has been sentenced to prison for federal violations related to identity theft in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today.

French Latrelle Carpenter, 45, pleaded guilty on Feb. 4, 2021, to access device fraud and was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael J. Truncale.

“Anybody who has ever been a victim of identity theft can attest to how stressful the experience can be and how difficult it can be to get your finances back in order,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei. “Identity theft wreaks havoc on the finances of its victims, which can take literally years to repair. Criminals that victimize others through identity theft in the Eastern District of Texas should expect to receive a visit from law enforcement.”

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