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Two charged in identity theft, fraud case

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On September 15, 2015, James Johnston, age 49, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, and Tamica Walker, age 36, of Yulee, Florida, appeared in Federal Court in Oxford, Mississippi to answer Federal criminal charges. They were indicted by a Grand Jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

According to the indictment, Johnston and Walker conspired together to commit fraud to obtain confidential phone records information (pretexting), to obtain identification documents and information (trafficking means of identification), and to commit fraud in connection with computers (trafficking in passwords).

Johnston and Walker made their initial appearances before United States Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander and each was released on a $5,000.00 bond.

This case was investigated by members of the Jackson FBI’s Cyber Task Force and is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi.

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