Florida man sentenced for ID theft

Richard L. Marzullo, 56, Orlando, Florida, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment yesterday by U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young following his guilty plea to aggravated identity theft, wire fraud, interstate transport of stolen property and conspiracy, announced Timothy M. Morrison, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.

Marzullo admitted that he purchased a jeep from Expressway Jeep, based in Mount Vernon, Indiana, using the stolen identity of another person. Marzullo assumed the identity of an individual and applied for and received a loan for a Jeep from Expressway Jeep, the jeep was delivered to the airport in Nashville, Tennessee, at Marzullo’s request. Marzullo testified that he received the stolen identity information from another person he was cooperating in the commission of the crime. Marzullo admitted sending false documents to Expressway Jeep by facsimile.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd S. Shellenbarger, who prosecuted the case for the government, Judge Young also imposed three years supervised release following Marzullo’s release from prison. During the period of supervised release, Marzullo must make restitution to the victim’s insurance company in the amount of $12,316.12.

This case was the result of a investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Comment: is it just me, or does this sentence seem somewhat steep when compared to other sentences handed down for identity theft and related charges?

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