Somerset man facing federal identity theft and fraud charges

A Somerset man is facing federal charges for computer fraud, identity theft, and more.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 38-year-old Jacob Kipf was indicted on five counts of computer fraud, three counts of aggravated identity theft, and two counts of making false statements on applications in connection with federally insured financial institutions.

According to the indictment, Kipf accessed a computer without authorization and then obtained information from a protected computer for his benefit to help with identity theft.

Kipf allegedly used the identity of three different individuals to commit wire fraud and computer fraud, and made false statements to open credit accounts.

Kipf faces up to five years in prison for each computer fraud charge, two years in prison for each identity theft charge, and a maximum of 30 years in prison for the bank fraud charges.

A trial is scheduled for January.

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