JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A man living in Chickasaw County gets 40 years in prison for identity theft and selling drugs.
The Mississippi attorney general's office says Kenneth Blakeney, 38, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Chickasaw County Circuit Court to one count of identity theft, four counts of fraudulent use of identity and one count of selling methamphetamine.
Prosecutors say Blakeney committed the identity theft crimes between November of last year and January of this year.
He used other people's personal information for credit cards and online checking accounts to benefit himself.
The Columbus native did all this while out on parole for drug crimes and had been indicted for selling meth to an undercover state drug agent.