Jan 10,2008 00:00
CHICAGO -- A man in Chicago was charged with felony identity theft and faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly stealing a young girl's Social Security number.
Ambrosio DeJesus-Flores, 39, was caught by police when the girl, 20, attempted to buy a cell phone and collect benefits from Social Security, The Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald reported Thursday.
Police reportedly learned that DeJesus-Flores allegedly bought the Social Security number nine years ago and has since used it to buy a home, obtain a job, buy a phone and finance two cars.
DeJesus-Flores has a Jan. 24 court date.
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