LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Cuban citizen who cloned numerous credit cards as part of a scheme believed to have extended along the entire east coast is likely to be deported after a judge sentenced him to prison for felony identity theft on Thursday.
Juan Pablo Cosio Aguila, 26, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison for felony Identity Theft in the First Degree. Judge Dennis Cohen told Aguila that he will likely be deported as a result of this conviction.
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“Your client is aware that due to his immigration status he will likely be deported as a result of his felony conviction?” Judge Cohen asked Aguila’s appointed attorney, David Wade.
Wade said that he is aware.
Aguila’s sentence will run concurrently, or at the same time as, a conviction for similar charges in Monroe County. He will owe his Livingston County victims $526.93 with his codefendant, Franck Toledo.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aguila and Toledo at the Dollar General in Livonia on Nov. 16, 2015 after the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released a description of a vehicle thought to have been used in multiple fraudulent credit card transactions in Monroe County.
He pled guilty at his first appearance in county court.