Nigerian Singer, Dammy Krane was arrested in Miami, USA on grounds of grand theft, credit card fraud and impersonation. According to a reports, Dammy may be faced with not less than 40 years prison sentence.
Recall that Tapjets, a company who owns the jets which were allegedly booked by Dammy Krane using the stolen credit cards had following the arrest vowed to press full charges against the singer who is now behind bars with his bail set at $22,500.
According to the Florida State Credit Card Crime Act, anyone who fraudulently uses, or possesses with the intent to fraudulently use, someone else’s personal identifying information and who doesn’t have consent of the owner commits the crime of fraudulent use of personal identification information. Identifying information includes a person’s name, telephone number, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, driver’s license number, state identification number, or any other piece of information that can identify a person. Anyone committing criminal use of personal identification commits a third-degree felony
Anyone who uses someone else’s personal identifying information to obtain property or anything of value worth more than $5,000 commits a second-degree felony. If the identity theft involved the personal identifying information of 10 to 19 individuals, the crime is a second-degree felony. If the identity theft involved the personal information of 20 or more individuals, or resulted in a pecuniary gain of $50,000 or more, the crime is a first-degree felony.
Dammy Krane was charged with a second degree felony as the identity fraud he allegedly committed involved the details of more than 10, but less than 20 victims. Individuals convicted of a felony identity theft crime in Florida face anywhere from a year to 40 years or more in prison.
Dammy Krane who has 8 other felony charges may face an additional plethora of potential prison time if he is unable to secure a good plea deal but if he gets a good deal, 10 years may be his sentence in line with their minimum sentences guideline In May, a judge in Mississippi sentenced 3 Nigerians to 235 years in prison For similar offence.