PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to four years in prison for using stolen identities to obtain credit cards that he used to make tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of fraudulent purchases.
Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Reynaldo Martinez, of Central Falls, was also sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay almost $40,000 in restitution to retailers he defrauded, including Kohl’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Best Buy and Home Depot.
He pleaded guilty in November to multiple charges including four counts of aggravated identity theft.
Prosecutors say he used various sources, including the internet, to obtain Social Security numbers and the personal information of other people. He used that information to make counterfeit government identification to secure credit cards or lines of credit.