Man charged with identity theft and misuse of SSN

Jesus Benito Vergara-Gonzalez, 24, of Kansas City, Mo., has been charged with one count of misusing a Social Security number and one count of aggravated identity theft, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 21, 2017, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, Vergara-Gonzalez faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the Social Security charge and a mandatory two years (consecutive) and a fine up to $250,000 on the identity theft charge, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

The Kansas Department of Revenue investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith is prosecuting.

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