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Custodian accused of identity theft

December 13, 2011

GREEN GROVE SPRINGS, FL — Detectives from several Northeast Florida counties are investigating a St. Augustine man accused of using his cleaning company''s access to businesses to steal personal information from their customers, according to the Clay Today.

Jonathan William Morris II, who owns Mr. Janitor, is facing multiple felony counts, including use of ID of another without their consent, fraudulent use of ID and uttering forged bills, the article stated.

According to the article, Morris is accused of using the stolen identities between March and September to open Capital One credit card accounts, most of which were immediately flagged as fraudulent and closed.

"The investigations in all three jurisdictions are ongoing and additional charges are pending," said Mary Justino, Clay County Sheriff''s Office public information officer.

"In a nutshell, he used his access to the various companies'' offices to obtain personal financial information that could be used to commit ID theft and financial fraud," Justino added.

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