SAN JOSE, Calif. - A California man who admitted using stolen and fake identities to bilk retailers and hotels has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Investigators say Marquis Darnell Yarber had stolen mail or identification for at least 53 people when police searched his apartment in San Jose. He also had equipment to manufacture fake driver's licenses.
Yarber pleaded guilty Monday. He admitted that he used stolen credit cards and fake ID to buy plasma televisions and other big-ticket items or to pay for nights in expensive hotels.
According to prosecutors, Yarber sometimes printed checks using a real person's bank account number and forged ID that he used to pass the checks.
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