Convicted ID Thief Headed Back To Prison

A convicted identity thief is heading back to prison after investigators say he applied for dozens of credit cards using stolen personal information.

Jokwan Harvey, 32-years-old of Magnolia, was sentenced to 11-years Friday in federal court.

While in a Duplin County jail, investigators say Harvey passed an encoded message to his sister asking her to destroy one of the computers he used to commit fraud.

Investigators later recovered that laptop in a dumpster.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker says Harvey's crime involved more than 20 victims totaling losses of more than $200,000.

Authorities say those crimes came after he was released from prison in 2012 on charges of ID theft.