Thief Sentenced to Federal Prison For Stealing Kim Kardashian’s Identity
Let it be known: there can be only one Kim Kardashian, a lesson a pair of identity thieves is learning the hard way.
E! Online reports that Florida teen, Luis Flores, Jr., has been convicted of credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft and sentenced to three and a half years in federal prison.
In October, 19-year-old Luis and his mother, Kyah Green, pled guilty to using illegally-obtained information on celebrities including Kim, former pal Paris Hilton, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, Bill Gates, and Beyoncé, to steal thousands of dollars from the stars’ bank accounts.
Luis reportedly gained access to the stars’ social security numbers and credit card numbers and used the information to have banks send replacement cards to his Lake Mary home. When the cards arrived, Luis would use them to withdraw cash or transfer sums of money to his own bank account. This sloppy practice went largely unnoticed until the young thief attempted to transfer a whopping $71,000 from Kris Jenner’s bank account to his own. In total, Luis made off with $71,251.99 in wire transfers and $16,082 in cash withdrawals before getting caught. In addition to a sentence of three years of probation, Kyah must pay back all of the cash stolen by her thieving offspring.
Do you think Luis and Kyah should have received harsher sentences for their crimes?