Man charged with fraud, identity theft

Man charged with fraud, identity theft

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A Kissimmee man has been federally indicted with three counts of mail fraud, five counts of wire fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft. 

According to the nine-count indictment unsealed by U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill on Tuesday, 44-year-old James Lewis fraudulently obtained a temporary occupational therapist (OT) license from the Florida Department of Health by using a false name, Social Security number, and fabricated education credentials. 

Investigators said that, between March 2009 and July 2011, Lewis worked as an OT at various health care facilities in Central Florida and received his salary using Electronic Funds Transfers.

If convicted, Lewis faces a maximum penalty of twenty years in federal prison for each mail/wire fraud charge and two years in federal prison, consecutive to any other sentence, for the aggravated identity theft charge.

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