BR man sentenced for using fake IDs to steal motor vehicles

BR man sentenced for using fake IDs to steal motor vehicles
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CrimeTracker
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:37am

After an FBI investigation, Charles K. Smith, 60, of Baton Rouge, was sentenced to 94 months in prison and three years of supervised release for using various fake identities to steal an RV, SUV, and boat.

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote also ordered Smith to pay $91,208 in restitution.

According to evidence presented at Smith’s guilty plea in February 2014, he used fraudulent checks under three different names to purchase the vehicles between February 2010 and April 2011.

Smith used the name Anthony J. Barnes to get the RV for $189,500 in Picayune, MS, on February 15, 2010. He used the name Randal Bass to get a boat for $26,975 in Henderson, LA, on May 10, 2010. He used the name William Rayford to get the SUV for $25,286 in Bossier City, LA, on April 6, 2011.

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