Nampa man admits he stole multiple identities

January 7, 2014 

Jordan Schoo, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated identity theft and identity theft by possession of five or more false identification documents.

During a hearing in U.S. District Court in Boise, Schoo admitted that on March 20, 2013, he possessed nine fraudulent driver's licenses that contained his photograph but other people's personal information, includding names, dates of birth and driver's license numbers. Schoo, who also had a residence in Grangeville, said he planned to use the documents to obtain credit and fraudulently purchase goods from stores.

Schoo stole the identify of a former roommate from Colorado and others. He bought items, including a 60-inch television, car audio components and a security system from various local and online retailers.

He also opened a mailbox under a false name.

He faces a two-year mandatory sentence for aggravated identity theft and up to five years for the other identity theft charge. By law, the two terms will be served consecutively. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 1 before Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill. The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Homeland Security Investigations unit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Grangeville Police Department.

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