United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announced Thursday that 23-year-old Jordan Tito of Tampa has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. He faces a mandatory penalty of two years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to the plea agreement, in September 2016, a cooperating informant (CI) told investigators that Tito offered to sell him stolen identities for $10 each. The identities that Tito offered included names, dates of birth, and social security numbers, that the CI could use to make counterfeit credit cards and fake ID’s, and otherwise access the victims’ credit.
In September 2016, Tito met with the CI and sold him approximately 86 stolen identities each printed on a separate sheet of paper. Each of the documents included the name, address, date of birth, and social security number of an identity theft victim. Of the 86 stolen identities, 29 were children.