Man sentenced to prison for the second time in 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. - A man who pleaded guilty to charges twice this year, has been sentenced.
According to Albany County District Attorney, on May 6, Kason Phillips, 32, pleaded guilty to one Count of Identity Theft in the First Degree, a Felony.
Between September 24, 2013 and December 1, 2013 Phillips stole the identity of a victim and opened six separate credit cards at local stores in the victim’s name. He also purchased over $10,000 in merchandise at the various stores. Phillips was observed on video surveillance at two of the locations using the credit cards that he opened.
In February 28, 2014, Phillips was sentenced to three to six years in State Prison after pleading guilty to one Count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, a Felony.
On October 11, 2012 at Berkshire Bank in Albany, Phillips had two counterfeit checks totaling $1,029.80 that were forged in his possession. The man cashed both checks at the bank and took the money that he was not entitled to receive. Phillips paid the full amount in restitution in that case.
Phillips has now been sentenced to two to four years in prison, which will be served consecutive to his earlier sentencing.