JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison on identity theft charges.
Lorenzo Jackson, 30, was sentenced for his involvement in Operation Zig Zag. Jackson pleaded guilty in January to two counts of Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information.
Jackson was one of 17 people arrested in the seven-month long investigation. Jackson was responsible for selling stolen identities he obtained from another suspect. The stolen identities were used to open up credit cards, utility accounts, and filing of fraudulent income tax returns in the victims' names.
The IRS estimates 185 people had identities stolen, and more than $500,000 was cashed in fraudulent tax refund checks.