SC: Ex-Williamsburg County sheriff sentenced in $11 million ID theft scam
There’s a follow-up to a case that had puzzled me when I first noted it in September last year as it involved the fraudulent creation of ID theft victim reports to get Equifax to forgive debts. People had no idea that victim reports were being created in their names. Rod Overton reports:
United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced Wednesday that former Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael L. Johnson, age 39, of Salters, South Carolina, and Lester L. Woods, age 49, of Columbia, South Carolina, were sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.
Chief United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten sentenced Johnson to 30 months imprisonment and Woods to 33 months imprisonment. The Court also ordered restitution and imposed 3 years supervised release to follow the terms of imprisonment. Both were convicted in September 2014 after a four-day trial.
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