Man gets 45 months for identity theft

April 28, 2009 1:34:14 PM PDT
A 34-year-old San Francisco man was sentenced Friday to 45 months in prison for assuming the identity of another person and possessing more than 15 credit cards in that person's name, according to U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello.

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James Linville pleaded guilty on Dec. 12, 2008 to one count of possessing 15 or more counterfeit access devices and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Linville, along with Jason Vassil, also of San Francisco, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 29, 2008, according to the Department of Justice.

Vassil pleaded guilty on Feb. 6 and is scheduled to be sentenced June 5, according to the Department of Justice.

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