Today Jamescy Johnson, 24, of Miami was sentenced to 5 years in prison after being found guilty of Unlawful Possession of Personal Identification Information of Another (Five or More Persons). This is the maximum possible sentence for this charge.
A jury in Lee County returned their guilty verdict just after 6:30 yesterday evening after deliberating for under 20 minutes.
In December 2016 Johnson was driving a car with illegal window tint on Interstate 75 in Lee County when he was stopped by a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy for the infraction. During the stop, deputies developed probable cause to seize 3 electronic devices (two cellphones and an iPod) that the defendant had with him.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Digital Forensics Unit, after getting a search warrant, was able to retrieve photographs of documents that contained names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of people across the country from one of the seized phones. All the victims that were able to be contacted all stated that they did not know the defendant nor did they give him permission to have their personal information including social security numbers.
Victims from Kentucky, Iowa, and Washington D.C. came to Florida and testified at trial.
Assistant State Attorneys Robert Rodriguez and Joshua Fredrickson prosecuted the case.
State Attorney’s Office