Metro Detroit man had more than 40 fake licenses in ID theft scheme

Posted at 1:19 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 13:20:57-04

A Southfield man is facing criminal charges in an identity theft scheme that included more than 40 counterfeit drivers licenses, according to an indictment filed today in federal court. 

The criminal complaint -- which was filed in August -- reveals that Reggie Lamar Jackson admitted to investigators during a search of his residence that he worked alone in gathering personally identifiable information on 100 people. 

He also allegedly told investigators that he purchased the identity information from "a website he located through a Google search." 

Investigators also reportedly seized 48 counterfeit licenses from different states and 50 counterfeit credit cards. 

Some of his victims, Jackson reportedly told investigators, were his long-time associates. 

According to the complaint, Jackson admitted that he purchased the licenses in a package that also came with a utility bill in the same name. 

He is accused of using the information to apply for credit cards and buy cell phones. 

Reggie Jackson Identity Theft Criminal Complaint by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd