An identity thief got an extra 102
days months behind bars Monday, this time in federal lockup, after he was caught taking out credit card lines in other people's names as he served time in a state prison in El Centro, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Authorities say he even obtained personal information belonging to prison staff.
Morocco Curry, also known as "Monica Dupree," 37, was part of a ring that obtained the cards and spent more than $28,000 -- with a goal of charging as much as $139,000. Authorities say he made calls to associates who connected him with credit-card issues. He requested replacement copies of cards in other people's names and intercepted them for his own use.
Judge Robert H. Whaley said more than once, "I consider you dangerous."
Curry had already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, federal officials said. He was serving three years in state lockup for identity theft.
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His latest collar was made by the Los Angeles-based Identity Theft and Economic Crime Task Force, which includes Postal Inspectors, and agents and detectives from the United States Secret Service, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Los Angeles County Probation Department.