Jail Cell, TFP File Photo

Titusville Man Gets 8-Years For Identity Theft And Bank Fraud While On Federal Supervision

Jail Cell, TFP File Photo
Jail Cell, TFP File Photo

Carmel Linot, a 34-year-old Titusville resident, was sentenced today to eight years in federal prison for bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and violating the terms of his federal supervision in a prior case. Senior U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis also ordered Linot to pay restitution to the victim of his fraud.

Linot had previously pleaded guilty to the charges on February 26, 2024.

At the time of his sentencing, he was already on federal supervised release for a previous aggravated identity theft conviction in the Middle District of Florida.

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According to court documents and the plea agreement, Linot used a minor victim’s social security number, a counterfeit Georgia driver’s license, and false employment records to open a bank account under a false identity at a credit union. He then used this account to fraudulently obtain a credit card.

Linot was arrested on June 12, 2023, and has remained in custody since then on both the new charges and the violation of his supervised release.

United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg emphasized the severity of Linot’s crimes, particularly the repeated exploitation of innocent victims for financial gain.

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This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Washington.

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