Whitehall man pleads guilty to identity theft for obtaining driver’s license in brother’s name.

November 4, 2019

Michael Kelly and with defense attorney Terry Shaw.

Whitehall man pleads guilty to identity theft for obtaining driver’s license in brother’s name.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 58-year-old Whitehall man faces serving seven months in jail after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 4, to identity theft.

Michael Shawn Kelly, of 4125 Orshal Rd., testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead that he used his brother’s birth certificate and social security card to obtain a driver’s license at the Secretary of State office in Hart, Aug. 10.

Kelly told Judge Springstead that he couldn’t get a driver’s license in his own name, because his license is revoked from having too many points.

Identity theft is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 13 at 9 a.m.

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