Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Duval County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges of Aggravated Identity Theft and False Representation of a Social Security Number

JACKSONVILLE, FL—United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that Brock Lynnale Thompson (47, Duval County) today pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and false representation of a Social Security number. Thompson faces up to five years in federal prison for the false representation charge, to be followed by a mandatory consecutive term of two years in federal prison for the aggravated identity theft charge. No sentencing date has been set.

According to court documents, in the 1990s while living in Baltimore, Maryland, Thompson purchased the identity of "C.B.," to include C.B.'s Social Security number. C.B. is a deceased infant who died at approximately three months of age. Thompson purchased the personal identification information and a copy of C.B.'s birth certificate from C.B.'s mother.

Between April 1998 and June 2009, in Duval County, Thompson used the personal identification information of C.B., including C.B.'s Social Security number to obtain approximately 12 different Florida driver's licenses and identification cards in the identity of C.B. On July 8, 2005, Thompson entered the Social Security Administration office located at
3733 University Boulevard West
in Jacksonville. Using C.B.'s Social Security number, Thompson applied for and subsequently received a replacement Social Security card in the name of C.B. In early 2010 Thompson met with law enforcement and stated in substance that he had been living under the assumed identity of C.B., had obtained numerous Florida driver's licenses and identification cards in the name of C.B., and also had obtained a Social Security card in C.B.'s name.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Investigations; Coast Guard Investigative Services; Florida Department of Law Enforcement; and Florida Highway Patrol, Bureau of Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Frein.

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