Robinson Calixte, 22, of Miami, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald L. Graham o 47 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for identity theft.
On September 13, 2013, Calixte was charged in a five count indictment for identity theft in connection with his unauthorized possession of at least fifteen social security numbers belonging to other individuals. Calixte was found with over 800 names, dates of birth and social security numbers of other individuals.
On December 2, 2013, Calixte pled guilty to one count of access device fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1029 (a)(3) and 2; and to one count of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028 A(a)(1) and 2.
But where did he get 800 people’s identity information? The press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office does not tell us, the indictment does not tell us, and some court records are restricted.
I hate not knowing how identity information was stolen or acquired. If the government wants the public to protect ourselves, wouldn’t it be wise to always point out how compromise or theft occurred so we can become more savvy?