ID thief who bought personal information with Bitcoin sent to prison

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas, Jan. 20, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 43-year-old Houston man has been ordered to prison after fraudulently purchasing two expensive vehicles using information purchased on the dark web, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Jay Patrick Morgan pleaded guilty Oct. 21, 2021.

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered him to serve a 24-month sentence to be immediately followed by one year of supervised release. Morgan was also ordered to pay $31,409.37 restitution to compensate for damages and the diminished value of the recovered property.

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