CLAY COUNTY, FL -- You can find many things on Craigslist, and now you can add stolen gas to the list of Craigslist finds.
Jimmy Jason Mullis of Clay County was arrested on 12 felony counts associated with fraud, including trying to sell fuel purchased with stolen financial information on Craigslist and Facebook.
“Floridians and visitors are all too often the victims of fraud and deception,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. “Our office will continue to pursue individuals who seek to defraud Florida’s hard-working people.”
According to the department’s investigation, Mullis allegedly purchased fuel with a compromised credit card that was obtained via identity theft of a business that was closed. Five separate transactions were processed on the aforementioned credit card, totaling $824.
Further investigation revealed that another business had its identity compromised - and that Mullis allegedly used the business’s financial information to purchase thousands of dollars of merchandise via the Internet.
Mullis was booked into the Clay County Jail on a $360,036 bond and faces the following charges:
• One count of organized scheme to defraud, a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison;
• Four counts of criminal use of personal identification, a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison;
• Four counts of fraudulent use of credit cards, a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison;
• Two Counts of dealing in stolen property, a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison; and
• On count of defrauding a financial institution by scheme, a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.