Baton Rouge man pleads guilty to ID theft

Another reminder of what can happen if you don’t know who’s printing out computerized data:

A man alleged to have stolen $150,000 while using the credit information of at least 30 current or retired Baton Rouge police officers has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.

In a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, 48-year-old Alton K. Davis, of Baton Rouge, admitted Tuesday to crimes that would limit his prison term to seven years or less.

Davis confirmed for Chief U.S. District Judge Ralph E. Tyson that he signed a plea agreement in which he admitted he purchased a computer printout from an unidentified person.

Davis also admitted he used those names and numbers from the printout to purchase items that were billed to those other people.

Read more of this Associated Press story in the Shreveport Times.

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