A Florida man serving 10 years in prison is suing Verizon Wireless after he committed identity theft within one of their stores – because they didn’t stop him.
Sources say that the Florida Man, James Leslie Kellie, accessed the account of another person under the same name, In a Verizon Wireless store. He then used the other “James Kelly” to receive products and services, valued at $300.
Kelly was eventually arrested for the identity theft, however, he is fighting back with a $72 million civil suit.
According to the complaint, Verizon employees had ample time and opportunity to catch and prevent the identity theft while Kelly was in the store. Specifically, that the two names were slightly different from what was on the computer versus Kelly’s driver’s license.
The $72 million claim seeks damages for negligence and civil rights violations.
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