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Jacksonville man pleads guilty to identity theft

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 55-year-old Jacksonville man has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and faces a mandatory minimum of two years in federal prison.

A sentencing date for Jefferage Capice White has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, in December 2015, White entered a Navy Federal Credit Union in Jacksonville and represented himself as J.F., an account holder at the credit union. He approached a teller, presented a counterfeit Florida driver license containing the personal identification information of J.F., and requested to make a cash withdrawal from J.F.’s account. Based on White’s suspicious behavior, the credit union employees notified the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO). When approached by a JSO officer, White fled and was eventually apprehended after a physical struggle.  

In a related case, Carlis Edward Williams, 53, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft on Dec. 1, 2016. He faces a mandatory minimum of two years in federal prison for the aggravated identity theft charge. His sentencing is set for March 8, 2017.

These prosecutions are part of a broader investigation by law enforcement involving the manufacturing of counterfeit identification documents and identity theft.  

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the United States Secret Service - Jacksonville Field Office.